Everton transfers: Roberto Martinez eyes ‘important’ loan deals

Everton transfers: Roberto Martinez admits the loan market will be important for the Toffees next season

Everton manager Roberto Martinez Photo: Everton FC

Roberto Martinez has revealed that Everton will look to exploit the loan market again next season.

The Toffees secured Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan deal last summer, and the Belgium international went on to score 15 goals in 31 Premier League appearances.

You look back at the last experience we had with loans was very, very significant in what they brought into the squad

Roberto Martinez

Everton also snapped up highly-rated Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona and experienced Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, who proved ever-present in midfield.

And Martinez, who replaced David Moyes last summer, hopes his potential loan signings in the upcoming transfer window can emulate the impact of Barry, Deulofeu and Lukaku.

“The loan market will be important again,” Martinez told Everton’s website.

“I have always felt loans are a real need in our squad, and we welcome that.

“You look back at the last experience we had with loans was very, very significant in what they brought into the squad.

“Every time we bring a loan player in we treat him like our own, like one of us, and allow him to enjoy his football and create unique memories.

“It is fair to say we have done that with all of our players in bigger and lesser amounts.

“I am sure the time they had with Everton will be there for the rest of their careers and the rest of their lives.

“The loan market will always be important as a big part of our recruitment.”

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