Everton boss Roberto Martinez returns from Brazil this weekend and is already focused on getting back to work with his Everton squad. The Blues boss who signed a new 5 year deal a couple of weeks ago to kill off any speculation regarding his future, has admitted to having a 5 year plan at Goodison and wants to begin implementing it straight away.
Martinez, who has received glowing reports during the World Cup for his punditry on ESPN for USA audiences, is looking forward to getting back on the training pitch and spoke of his excitement to see two of Everton’s brightest young prospects following their experiences this summer.
Martinez said :
“I have signed my contract at Everton – it’s an exciting project.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to work with young players like Ross Barkley and John Stones.
“I want to see them after their experience with England this summer.
“Ross played in the World Cup and John was on standby and also played in America before they went to Brazil.”
Blues fans everywhere will be hoping that Martinez being back in England will result in Everton starting their summer recruitment. One of Martinez’s first tasks will be to speak to Gareth Barry regarding his position, Barry had been expected to put pen to paper on a deal last weekend but the deal has been held up and Martinez will want to know why.
The Blues boss also will arrive back with a list of targets that have impressed him whilst away in Brazil and those names will be added to the likes of Tom Cleverly, Lacina Traore and Romelu Lukaku who are already high on his summer shopping list.
Martinez is also watching the Luis Suarez situation with interest as it may affect the immediate future of Barcelona starlet Gerard Deulofeu who spent last season on loan at Goodison Park and may yet be available for another stint on Merseyside. Barcelona are keen for Everton to take at least one more of their young players this season but Martinez wants to assess whether they will fit into the squad before making a decision.