Everton are believed to have come to an arrangement to sign Icelandic international goalkeeper Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir according to reports by German media outlet Soccerdonna.
The 17-year-old keeper, who collected her first senior cap for Iceland last year, was first rumoured to have been on Everton boss Willie Kirk’s radar in January.
It has now been reported that the player has agreed to join The Blue Girls on a three-year deal, although Everton are yet to officially confirm the deal. It is believed that Rúnarsdóttir will join Everton in the summer after spending a period on loan at Swedish club KIF Orebro. The player will fill KIF Orebro’s goalkeeping vacancy with the club’s first choice goalkeeper Moa Öhman currently out injured.
Rúnarsdóttir became the youngest-ever goalkeeper to represent the Icelandic national team last year when she appeared in the nation’s 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland. She beat the previous record by 148 days which was held by Þóra Björg Helgadóttir, a player who has now retired from the game.
On the domestic stage, the keeper was crowned the Urvalsdeild Young Player of the Season for 2020 for her performances at club level for Icelandic side Fylkir. Rúnarsdóttir has spent the last two years with Fylkir after joining the club from second tier side Fram.
Rúnarsdóttir is thought to have been monitored by clubs in the United States, as well as Everton’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League rivals Chelsea and West Ham United, however, it is The Blue Girls who have seemingly come to an agreement to sign the player.