Everton boss Ronald Koeman may be set to raid his old club Southampton this summer as British media outlet, The Daily Star, reports:
Koeman tried to sign Martina, 27, last summer but the move collapsed as Saints could not find cover for first-choice right-back Cedric Soares.
Martina, brought to the south coast by Koeman, will be available on a free transfer when his St Mary’s contract expires this summer.
The 27-year-old Martina has fallen down the pecking order at Southampton with the rise to prominence of Soares but he’s still a decent player.
The 6ft 1in Curacao international has played 25 times for his country since his debut in 2011 and is one of the most celebrated players in his nation.
He started his career at Feyenoord and played at several Dutch clubs before moving to England in 2015 where he has made 36 appearances and scored once.
In other news, another player who Everton reportedly tried to sign last summer could once more be on the radar in the next window.
Highly respected British media outlet, The Times, reports:
Everton will make another attempt to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, the Swansea City midfielder, at the end of the season. Ronald Koeman, Everton’s manager, is an admirer of the Icelander but failed to persuade him to leave south Wales last summer.
The potential signing of the Icelandic international could be a real punch in the face for Ross Barkley who occupies a similar position.
Sigurdsson didn’t impress too much after his big money move to Tottenham but he’s been a consistent performer and creator elsewhere.
He’s scored an impressive 15 goals in 49 appearances for Iceland and hit some magnificent goals in the Premier League.
He’s scored 36 in 122 since his return to Swansea and can play in midfield of behind the striker.
Everton have gathered pace as the season has gone on and now look like a really good side. But they do still lack creativity in the final third. And with Sigurdsson and Yannick Bolasie in the side next season Everton fans might expect a few more goals.
Toffees fans: is he good enough for the top level?