Everton should be one of the more exciting hotbeds of transfer activity this summer as Roberto Martinez attempts to take Everton up a notch come August. Breaking into The Premier League top four has to be one of the most difficult jobs in football. But you do feel that if anyone can do it it’s the Everton manager. He certainly won’t be disheartened by the comparative wealth of other clubs.
Holding on to the likes of Barkley and Coleman will be the first objective. Beyond that Martinez will attempt a few transfer coups of his own.
Reports today suggest that he may look to improve the spine of the team with two top transfers. The Guardian says:
..the north London club are hoping to prise Loïc Rémy away from Queens Park Rangers for £12m, but are unlikely to get him that cheaply considering he’s also wanted by Tottenham, Everton and Bayern Munich.
Should he lose Lukaku, Everton boss Roberto Martinez will console himself with the purchase of central midfielder Momo Diamé from West Ham.
Now with Remy seemingly interesting a host of top clubs, with 13 league goals in 26 games for Newcastle this season, you might imagine it’s a nigh on impossible task to bring him to Goodison. But Martinez should try to persuade the lad that he can be Everton’s talisman next season or a squad player for the likes of Arsenal and Munich. It’s a long shot but there is no doubt that Remy’s pace and precision would bring even more speed and bite to the counter attack.
As for Diame, he’s always been a super player but one regularly hampered by injury. Another player who has been linked in the past with a move to Arsenal and he’s reportedly keen on a summer transfer.
The 6 footer has played 19 times for Senegal and at 26 has so much to offer. Let’s take a look at him in action. Everton fans – is either target attainable?