Everton bring in former Leicester keeper Eldin Jakupovic, 37, on a short term deal


Everton bring in former Leicester keeper Eldin Jakupovic, 37, on a short term deal following injuries to Jordan Pickford and Andy Lonergan

  • Veteran stopper Eldin Jakupovic has been snapped up by Everton as a free agent
  • He left Leicester City this summer after two league appearances in five years 
  • Everton have moved swiftly after injuries to Jordan Pickford and Andy Lonergan 

Everton have signed goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic on a short-term contract following recent injuries to Jordan Pickford and Andy Lonergan.

Jakupovic was a free agent after leaving Leicester City in the summer, having spent five years at the Midlands club.

The 37-year-old, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a Switzerland international whose previous clubs also include Hull City, Lokomotiv Moscow and Grasshoppers Zurich.

Everton have signed former Leicester City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic on a short term deal

No 1 Jordan Pickford has been sidelined at Everton

But understudy Andy Lonergan is also ruled out

His arrival comes after injuries to Jordan Pickford (left) and Andy Longergan for the Toffees

Jakupovic strengthens Everton’s goalkeeping options, with Pickford expected to be out until after the international break at the end of this month due to a thigh injury sustained in the 0-0 Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park on September 3.

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Lonergan, meanwhile, is set to be out for the next few weeks as he completes his recovery from a knee injury.

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