Martinez: I have a list of players, but i’m happy to wait for the right one

    Martinez: I have a list of players, but i’m happy to wait for the right one

    Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez has said that Everton are looking at bringing another striker into the club, but says they are prepared to wait to bring in the right personality and someone he believes is the correct type of player.

    With Nikica Jelavic leaving the club to join Hull City and Arouna Kone upfront it leaves Martinez with only Romelu Lukaku and Apostolos Vellios as the clubs only recognised strikers, and Vellios has barely featured in the first team for the best part of 2 years.

    Martinez said at his Friday press conference: “Obviously Niki (Jelavic) has completed his move to Hull City and we wish him well.

    “We are going to take our time but yes, my focus is to bring another attacking option that can help what we have got. We know exactly who we want and we are going to work hard to try and get the type of personality we want into the group.”

    The British Press have linked the toffee’s with a string on strikers and wingers over the past few weeks and when he was quizzed on further targets including Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, Martinez wouldn’t name names as he said it would be disrespectful to their clubs.

    He continued: “There’s probably a list of 10 or 15 names but I will never speak about a player registered at another football club.

    “In January it is not easy. Things that seem impossible one day, there can be an opportunity the day after. Normally it goes down to the last day of the window and I think it is going to be the case this time. I am quite happy to wait for the right person. I don’t want to bring in a player just for the sake of it.

    “We will take our time to make sure the right player comes into the group. It would be a crime for us to lose what we have in terms of the dynamic and the feeling the players have.

    “When I say ‘we know who we want’ I mean the profile of the player, what type of player we need, because we are strong in many, many areas.”


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