Everton sign Sandy MacIver

Everton have completed their second signing of the winter transfer window, bringing in 21-year-old goalkeeper, Sandy MacIver.

MacIver joins the Toffees from the Clemson Tigers. She spent three years in the US, graduating from Clemson University in December.

She joins on an 18-month deal.

Sandy MacIver kept six clean sheets for Clemson Tigers last season. They made the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing 5-0 to UCLA.

The young goalkeeper spent a season with Manchester City before her move to the US. She also spent time at Everton as a youth player.

She returns to the squad to compete with Tinja-Riikka Korpela and Kirstie Levell for the number one spot at Everton.

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MacIver was awarded the Golden Glove at the under-20 World Cup in France as England finished third.

She was also given her first international call-up. She was part of the Lionesses squad for friendlies against Norway and Belgium in August 2019.

MacIver has high hopes for the Everton team. Speaking to evertonfc.com, she said: “I think we’ve got to push for Champions League qualification and I think we can compete with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.

“With the direction that the club is going, we have got the potential to be in and around that category of teams.”

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This is a welcome attitude at Everton, just 12 months after nearly being dragged into a relegation scrap with Yeovil Town.

Sandy MacIver’s signing is the latest in a long run of top quality signings brought into Everton by manager Willie Kirk.

She joins Izzy Christiansen to become the second signing of the winter transfer window.

The move has been a long time in the making. The first contact between Kirk and MacIver was made last summer.

“It’s a great feeling to join Everton again,” the 21-year-old said. “My time here in the Academy was really good, I learnt a lot and now I’m really happy to be back.