The 30-year-old, whose contract expires at Huddersfield at the end of next month, will officially join the Blues on 1st July.
A Danish international, Lössl began his career at FC Midtjylland in his home country before moving to France with Guingamp and then Germany with Mainz.
He was initially loaned to Huddersfield for the 2017-18 campaign but then joined the Terriers on a one-year deal.
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2 Posted 24/05/2019 at 14:23:45
Who knows, eh?
But in Marco Marcel we trust IMMWT 😂
3 Posted 24/05/2019 at 14:27:12
4 Posted 24/05/2019 at 14:29:43
I think, or suspect Stek will move on either in a coaching capacity to join up, with either Koeman, or Marco's number 2 who is going to Portugal. I can't see the logic in having Virginia and Lossl in addition as back up for Pickford.
I believe also that Lossl will actually not be an Everton player till July 1st, but will sign a 3 year deal. Be interesting over the next few weeks to see who else comes in, as we have been linked with so many recently. Shipping out a few out is still first priority.
6 Posted 24/05/2019 at 14:43:18
Hmm, Virginia going on loan somewhere ?
7 Posted 24/05/2019 at 15:14:23
There's no reason to have four first-team keepers, so I'm pretty certain this means that Silva and Brands have decided that the next step in Virginia's development is a season in the Championship.
Of course, it may also simply mean that Stek is departing and Silva wants a veteran backup keeper on hand.
8 Posted 24/05/2019 at 15:20:34
That would leave us Pickford, Lössl and Stekelenburg as first-team keepers next season with hopefully an improved Virginia returning next year to take over from the out-of-contract Stekelenburg and challenge Pickford.
9 Posted 24/05/2019 at 15:24:06
Leeds need a new keeper, if the 2nd Play Off Semi-Final is anything to go by!
10 Posted 24/05/2019 at 15:29:58
I would have preferred for us to have gone for someone like Alex McCarthy.
12 Posted 24/05/2019 at 15:52:02
He's only ever going to be a No 2 keeper as Pickford is so obviously the No 1.
Yes, Jordan's had his clangers – but he's a young guy who is still learning, and in my opinion will only get better as he matures.
Send the promising Virginia out on loan – somewhere that guarantees him genuine playing time, otherwise it's pointless.
Welcome to The Blues Jonas. A positive addition with no financial Loss(l).
13 Posted 24/05/2019 at 16:08:21
14 Posted 24/05/2019 at 16:14:18
Did anyone watch Pickford against the RS and Newcastle?
All keepers have off days, the better ones have less of them and the pressure of looking over your shoulder should improve that.
15 Posted 24/05/2019 at 16:32:48
If we had gone for say, Alex Mc as Kunal #10 suggested, he would have cost £m's and would he want to be a number 2? This guy knows the score, wants to stay in the Premier League, and is willing to be back-up and push Jordan. No negative here, unlike the Welbeck rumour being touted! God help us! :-)
16 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:18:41
Good, solid back up keeper.
What are people expecting a keeper who will be No 2 all season to be??
Dasayev he aint but he will do for the No 2.
Bit of rhyme for you as well.
17 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:31:57
I remember being underwhelmed when Gana arrived. Shows what I know.
18 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:34:40
19 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:38:25
One or two pages saying Aaron Mooy may join next. I think if we can get Gomes and a forward like Haller or Dzeko then we only need a centre half.
I know it's virtually impossible but I'd like to see Everton loan Umtiti or Langlet and then go back to Zouma next year. De Ligt seems to be Barca bound so who knows?
20 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:52:43
Next step for me is a loan for Virginia, same as Pickford was loaned out a few times by Sunderland.
21 Posted 24/05/2019 at 17:54:01
22 Posted 24/05/2019 at 18:15:07
I agree but my only worry is whether any manager at a decent level e.g. prem, higher end Championship, would have the balls to play a 19 y/o as his number one. I would hate for Virginia to go out on loan to say West Brom, Middlesborough or wherever and spend all season sitting on the bench.
23 Posted 24/05/2019 at 18:22:30
Of concern is the Welbeck situation. I'd be happy to take him on a free. However, he is quoted as saying he would like to team up with his old teammate Theo!!! What does that tell you; bye-bye Ademola and Henry.
We have to trust In Marco and Marcel, as it may well be Welbeck's agent touting his client! We shall see.
25 Posted 24/05/2019 at 18:37:13
A full season out on loan in the Championship or div 1 will be huge for Virginia in his progression.
26 Posted 24/05/2019 at 19:08:25
If I were to take a wild guess, I'd say Wigan. We already have a longstanding loan relationship with that club (Robinson, Baningime, McAleny, Garbutt), and they badly need a keeper. The incumbent is a journeyman named Jamie Jones, who is definitely not gonna get them into the promotion playoffs next season.
Regarding Lossl, he's an adequate backup who could handle a few games if Picks got hurt. He had a poor season at Huddersfield, low save percentage and definitely has a howler in him (Man Utd game a few weeks ago was pretty grim), but it was just a year ago that he came up with three miracle saves against Man City to keep Huddersfield in the Premier League. So he can fill the role.
27 Posted 24/05/2019 at 19:43:30
This guy has come on a free and appears to be relishing the opportunity. As many have said, send Virginia to Wigan for a season-long loan and let Stek play number 3 until he decides to retire or move to China.
28 Posted 24/05/2019 at 20:23:37
Get rid of as much dead-wood as possible then build a very good squad!
29 Posted 24/05/2019 at 20:23:49
I think getting players from Barca has turned us into snobs. We needed keeper cover and now we have it and it hasn't taken a bite out of our war chest. It's a win-win.
30 Posted 24/05/2019 at 20:32:17
31 Posted 24/05/2019 at 20:33:36
32 Posted 24/05/2019 at 20:55:27
33 Posted 24/05/2019 at 21:49:34
34 Posted 24/05/2019 at 22:39:49
Let's judge Jonas at Everton, any goalkeeper would have been exposed with the Huddersfield team last season.
Ironically we couldn't beat them at Goodison Park.
Best of luck to Jonas, and to Virginia for this new season.
35 Posted 24/05/2019 at 22:55:38
Sell Jordan for big money and sign that 20-25 goal a year striker?
This signing, on the surface, just doesn't make any sense to me.
Virginia out on loan is the best explanation, but then what of Stekelenburg?
I dunno. Underwhelming, solid team move I suppose.
Unless Stekelenburg and Lossl battle it out for #1, we move Jordan on to a "big club" and sign a stud up top.
36 Posted 25/05/2019 at 00:30:24
I'm fairly confident, as others have suggested, that Virginia will go out on loan and Stekelenburg will see out the last year of his contract as the #3 option.
37 Posted 25/05/2019 at 06:20:43
Dzeko? No way – too old.
Welbeck? No way – too injury-prone!
38 Posted 25/05/2019 at 07:32:27
Here we have Jonas Lossl, which I think is a good move as it is a free, and presumably Stekelenburg is on his way, or Virginia will be loaned out.
What puzzles me is this: Lossl when at Huddersfield was reportedly on £28k per week and had latterly fallen down the pecking order, with Hamer being preferred between the sticks.
We offer him a back-up to Pickford, who rarely gets injured, so basically he is bench-warming most weeks if chosen over Stekelenburg or Virginia (should either still be here next season) so, if believed, and I have seen it on several sources that, instead of offering him £30k/week – which would represent an increase of £100k over the year – we have offered him £52k/week! Why?
39 Posted 25/05/2019 at 07:43:34
40 Posted 25/05/2019 at 08:21:39
41 Posted 25/05/2019 at 08:52:25
42 Posted 25/05/2019 at 08:53:57
43 Posted 25/05/2019 at 08:59:42
I'm sure he was able to command that due to the lack of a transfer fee. Take £4M off that for what we would've paid as a transfer and it doesn't look as bad.
I believe that's how things work now. Bernard and Aaron Ramsey both commanded big wages which made up for a “transfer fee”. It's the way modern football is going. Players will see out their contracts and then ask for what they believe to be their value to be added onto their salary.
44 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:14:02
Imagine you are paying a transfer fee and a percentage of that to his agent too.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure Moshiri and Brands can do maths and saw this as a valuable move overall.
45 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:28:13
46 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:37:14
47 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:44:25
48 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:54:42
49 Posted 25/05/2019 at 09:58:24
Didn't even need to buy a 'Set for Life' Lottery Ticket! While I have no objection to the transfer in general, it does smack of Double Standards against the Club reducing the wage bill etc.
50 Posted 25/05/2019 at 10:10:09
It must mean we're going to try to get Virginia a loan into someone's first team and have Lössl and Stekelenburg as 2 and 3 respectively. If that's the case, then it's a move that makes sense.
I don't know how good he is but, if he lost his place in a poor Huddersfield team, it's a bit worrying. On the other hand, if everyone at Huddersfield knew he was running his contract down to leave, then it would make sense to give game time to the keeper who was more committed to the club instead.
51 Posted 25/05/2019 at 11:42:22
He still has a hell of a lot to prove and Virginia is, as we speak, more commanding and maybe even our immediate future. Bollox all this loan talk. Good enough, old enough!!
52 Posted 25/05/2019 at 12:03:40
53 Posted 25/05/2019 at 13:54:38
54 Posted 25/05/2019 at 15:12:31
55 Posted 25/05/2019 at 15:58:32
I don't want Pickford sold. I like him - a lot.
But if the Club sells Pickford to free up money to sign a deadly striker, I'm fine with it.
In fact, albeit a gamble, it could be argued that would be a shrewd move for a team desperate for goals.
That argument is not a crazy one. And it doesn't dictate anyone smoking anything either.
56 Posted 25/05/2019 at 17:59:18
I still disagree with the sentiments but I do understand what you meant better now.
57 Posted 25/05/2019 at 18:34:15
Also wouldn't mind another Huddersfield player Mooy-ving in the same direction.
Virginia needs games and I think he needs a loan next season to have that weekly pressure to learn and develop.
Stek should be released as we have Jags as back-up keeper and defender... Okay, that's a joke but it would free up wages.
58 Posted 25/05/2019 at 22:01:48
59 Posted 26/05/2019 at 06:10:30
I'm staggered, it may not be at the high end of footballers' wages but then it does not seem to be a high priority for Everton at this time. As they say, there must be more to be seen at training than we know.
60 Posted 26/05/2019 at 22:41:42
Not for one moment am I saying that is the case, but could be an alternate option, hence bringing in a keeper beforehand.
Just a thought, that's all.
61 Posted 27/05/2019 at 04:24:26
62 Posted 27/05/2019 at 19:44:43
Pickford is still young for a keeper so will get better, that is in his favour, but if we got a crazy bid for the guy, there are the likes of Heaton, Butland out there, who could come in if the worst-case scenario happened.
I am more concerned in bringing a top quality striker in.
63 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:19:51
64 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:31:30
65 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:42:41
66 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:47:46
The money involved is of course obscene. Even if you fail miserably as a player or manager, you walk away smiling.
67 Posted 28/05/2019 at 16:52:57
"Higher wages is why players wait to go on a free, so it's not that surprising. Imagine you are paying a transfer fee and a percentage of that to his agent too."
Either side of that argument is that Lossl is currently unemployed. So he could go on the dole (if he qualifies now with Brexit) or join Everton for a very modest salary. I don't see why the club should have to pay over the odds because he is free as that simply means he is out of work. Most people who are out of work would be grateful for a job, not saying "pay me double my last salary."
68 Posted 29/05/2019 at 05:54:21
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