Miguel Santos

Former Port Vale keeper linked with Everton switch

Former Port Vale keeper linked with Everton switch

The Boot Room blog says former Vale goalkeeper Miguel Santos could be a target for Premier League side Everton.

Santos was signed by former manager Bruno Ribeiro from the Benfica B side but ironically left the club just as a chance to establish himself in the first-team arose.

Santos had made three appearances in the first-half of the season. However, in the January transfer window  first-choice Jak Alnwick was posed to join Glasgow Rangers leaving a goalkeeping vacancy. However, rather than stay and potentially establish himself as first-choice, Santos opted to leave and later joined Fortuna Sittard.

Arguably it turned out to be a wise decision. The 23 year-old has been a regular pick for Sittard and helped the club to promotion to the Dutch top-flight in the 2017-18 season.

According to the Boot Room Santos is one of their three goalkeeping candidates to join the club. The website commented:

Perhaps the most likely addition.

Fresh from helping Fortuna Sittard to promotion to the Eredivisie the Portuguese talent will be known to Everton boss Marco Silva.

They worked together at Estoril when Silva was the manager. Santos, at the time, was a promising youngster but left for Benfica in 2012.

He had a spell at Port Vale in 2016 and a move back to England as Everton’s third-choice would surely appeal to the 23-year-old.

 

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