The dominoes keep falling into place for a swap deal between Roma and Everton that will see Brazilian forward Bernard re-unite with coach Paulo Fonseca in the Eternal City. Multiple reports around the web, including ForzaRoma, claim that Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti has given the green light for talks in a transfer swap deal, one where the stars looked to have lined up spectacularly for both sets of clubs and players.
On the one hand, you have a former Roma legend on the Everton bench, needing to secure a goalkeeper at Goodison Park. It turns out Roma have a few too many middle-of-the-road keepers who struggle for confidence at the Stadio Olimpico, but perform well enough elsewhere. On the other hand, you have a former Shakhtar Donetsk coach sitting on the Roma bench, looking for a player who can fit into his attacking unit and increase the fluency of Roma’s final third play to something that could be truly league-leading football in the near future.
And it turns out Everton have the former Shakhtar maestro Bernard in their midst, just waiting for a new lease of life away from Merseyside. Imagine that! What really set the reports rolling on this swap deal with Carlo Ancelotti openly declaring he wants Everton to do everything possible to sign goalkeeper Robin Olsen permanently to the Toffees.