Everton Sign Keeper Lonergan

Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on a deal until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Blues moved for 37-year-old Lonergan following a training ground quadriceps injury for teenage keeper Harry Tyrer – and with Portuguese Joao Virginia, who made three senior appearances last term, poised for a loan move from the Club.

Lonergan began his career with Preston North End, playing more than 200 matches for the Deepdale club.

He transferred from Preston to Leeds United in 2011 and subsequently had spells with a number of clubs, including Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Lonergan will provide back-up at Goodison Park for England number one Jordan Pickford and Asmir Begovic, the Bosnia international keeper who joined from Bournemouth last month.

The new goalkeeper was signed prior to the registration deadline for Saturday’s Premier League visit to Leeds United.