LATICS CONFIRM SIMONSEN INTEREST
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Latics are searching for a new goalkeeper after the £2.5 million departure of Roy Carroll to Manchester United and view Simonsen as an apt replacement.
The 22-year-old has had little chance to shine with The Toffees since a £3.3 million switch from neighbours Tranmere Rovers in 1998, making a paltry four first-team appearances.
Wigan boss Paul Jewell has informed Everton of his interest in the shot-stopper and hopes to rescue the player from the Goodison Park wilderness.
"I think Wigan were interested in him before and they have contacted the club with regard to the situation, but so far nothing has been agreed and no bids have been made," Everton manager Walter Smith told the club's official website.