Martinez refuses to rule out more transfers in to Everton
Roberto Martinez has refused rule out making any more signings despite being happy with his January transfer business.
The Everton manager has purchased Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow and Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco, but has also seen Nikica Jelavic leave for Hull City. Martinez says they will always keep working on fresh deals to keep the squad fresh.
“Obviously we’ll always work as hard as we can to try to be as strong a squad as we can be when the window closes.
“But the signing of Aiden McGeady has been a big signing for us and he’s someone who is already ready to help the team.
“Lacina Traore is going to join the group this week too, and they are two significant footballers, so I’m very pleased with the numbers and the quality that we have.”
Martinez did say that they will try and help Johnny Heitinga play first team football, but the Spaniard didn’t confirm that it would be with another club, despite saying that his future would be decided in the next 48 hours a few days ago.
“Johnny Heitinga is an issue we need [to resolve].
“I’ve been very open from the beginning that we had a conversation with Johnny and he will be allowed to try to play football and play minutes, and it’s a bit unfair if he cannot do that with us.
“We need to find a solution and a respectful solution, because Johnny’s been really influential in the level the team has achieved in his daily standards and the work he’s put in on the training ground.
“If we can find an option where Johnny can play football that helps him get into the World Cup squad, that will be a fitting moment of his illustrious career.
“So that’s the situation and we’re going to find out [what happens] over the next 48 hours.”
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