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Everton target loan move for 33-year-old goalkeeper

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Everton are targeting a January loan move for Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi, according to Goal.

Al-Habsi is a target for Everton

Al-Habsi is a target for Everton

The 33-year-old goalkeeper is a transfer target for Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who is eyeing Al-Habsi as an adequate addition to increase depth in the goalkeeping area of the squad.

Martinez managed the Oman international when he was manager of Wigan Athletic, and he could join the growing list of Wigan players who have joined the Toffees.

The Everton manager has already signed Antolin Alcaraz, James McCarthy and Arouna Kone from the Latics, and Al-Habsi could be the next player to join.

A problem with this potential deal is the Asian Cup, which the 33-year-old will be competing in with his national side Oman in January in Australia.

Al-Habsi has experience of playing in the Premier League having played for Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic in the top-flight, and he impressed many with his assured performances in goal.

The goalkeeper joined fellow Sky Bet Championship outfit Brighton and Hove Albion on a one-month loan in October, however he only amassed one appearance.

Current Everton number one Tim Howard is injured and is potentially out for up to six weeks, subsequently meaning it is likely Martinez will search for a new goalkeeper to add to his squad.

Malky Mackay’s Wigan Athletic have endured a dreadful season and currently sit in 23rd position in the Sky Bet Championship, having accumulated 20 points from 23 league games.

Everton’s season has been somewhat underpar too, with the Toffees currently sitting in 12th position in the Barclays Premier League.


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