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Everton Manager Roberto Martinez Eyes One More Summer Signing

Martinez still searching for new additions.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he is happy with his current squad, but will do his best to bring in one more signing before the end of the summer, he told the club’s official website.

The Spaniard had the difficult task of taking over from David Moyes this summer after the Scot left to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but has brought in some useful additions so far in this transfer window.

Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone and Paraguay defender Antolin Alcaraz have both joined from Martinez’s former club Wigan, while exciting prospect Gerard Deulofeu has arrived on loan from Barcelona.

Although the Spaniard gave little away about specific targets, he said he felt he could do with one more player, but only if he is the right player for Everton.

“It’s not that we are desperate in terms of numbers – that is not the case. We’ve got good numbers in the squad but we need maybe to have a little bit of help in an area,” he explained.

“It’s about working hard and trying to identify maybe one player if we could.

“But he has to be the right character to adapt to what we want to do at Everton.”

The Toffees have been linked with the likes of Gareth Barry, James McCarthy and Callum McManaman for much of the summer, though it could be that much depends on the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, who are both being targeted by Manchester United.

However, Martinez recently hinted that he was confident of keeping the two key players, with no new offers coming in from United.


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