Martinez speaks about the January Transfer window
Everton has a strong summer transfer window and Roberto Martinez has been speaking about the impending January window. Despite long term injuries to Arouna Kone and Darron Gibson, Martinez insists that he is in no rush to sign anyone if the right player doesn’t become available.
He said “We want to add if the right player and the right character becomes available, but it’s not a real need.
“What’s important is that after the transfer window in January, we are stronger than when it opened. That will always be our focus.
“I’m delighted with the players we have at the club. Yes, we’ve got a couple of long-term injuries with Arouna Kone and Darron Gibson. But overall, I’m very pleased with the squad.”
Striker Nikica Jelavic has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park and West Ham are again showing interest as a back up to Andy Carroll who has a long term injury, but Martinez is in no rush to lose the Croatian and feels that he could figure in the side soon.
“It doesn’t surprise me [that he is being linked with other clubs] because Niki is a terrific player to have. He’s a goalscorer. You don’t get goalscorers easily in the game.
“With Croatia having qualified for the World Cup, you can imagine he’s a player who wants to be fresh and wants to be ready.
“From our point of view, it’s very important that Niki stays with us and is ready to help the team whenever the opportunity arises. That could be very soon.”
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