Everton Complete Loan Deal For Keeper Olsen

Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper Robin Olsen on a season-long loan from AS Roma.

The Sweden international, 30, becomes the Club's sixth signing of this transfer window.

The Blues had previously completed deals for young full-back Niels Nkounkou, midfielders Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, playmaker James Rodriguez and England Under-21 international centre-back Ben Godfrey.

A star of Sweden's run to the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, Olsen joined Roma following that tournament in Russia having kept three clean sheets in four games en route to his nation reaching the last eight.

His switch to Italy came following a successful two-and-a-half season spell in Denmark in which Olsen won back-to-back league and cup doubles with FC Copenhagen.

The 6ft 5in stopper had previously had a short stint in Greece with PAOK, having started his career in his homeland with clubs including Malmö FF, who he helped qualify for the Champions League group stages in 2014.

Following the arrival of Spain international goalkeeper Pau Lopez at Roma in summer 2019, Olsen headed to Cagliari on loan last term, playing 17 Serie A matches to add to the 27 he amassed in the Italian top flight the previous campaign.

Internationally, Olsen made his debut for Sweden in January 2015 and was one of the nation's heroes when he kept two clean sheets in their shock World Cup play-off win over Italy in November 2017.

Despite undergoing shoulder surgery three-and-a-half months before the tournament in Russia, Olsen recovered and impressed before Sweden's last-eight exit to England.

Olsen arrives at Everton having amassed 38 caps and is the Club's second deadline-day signing after confirmation of 22-year-old Godfrey's arrival from Norwich City earlier on Monday.