Joel Robles- DEAL CLOSE

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Joel Robles- DEAL CLOSE

Post by Cjay »

According to reports from reliable sources we are close to signing our backup keeper.

32 year old former Athletic Madrid, Everton and Real Betis goalkeeper Joel Robles.

A former Spanish youth International there is no getting around it, he has spent his career largely as a backup aside from a few spells.

Isn't to say he hasn't had highlights.

Was a regular in the Wigan FA Cup winning side of 2013 under Roberto Martinez.

Martinez took him to Everton as his backup goalie and made him his number 1 for the majority of his (Martinez) final season at Everton.

Was number 1 at Real Betis a few years back and was 1st choice goalie under Manuel Pellegrini for Betis in the Copa Del Rey recently (they were beaten Quarter Finalists).

He isn't the most exciting name but he seems well respected

Everton fans seemed to feel he didn't get the chances he deserved and Betis fans seemed to rate him.

A decent number 2 hopefully.

Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Martinez trusted him and they are no mugs so clearly has something about him.

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Re: Joel Robles- DEAL CLOSE

Post by andrewjohnsmith »

Exactly what we need as back up to Meslier
We've been through it all together. And we've had our ups and downs
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