Roberto Martinez unveils grand plan for Everton

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez reveals what he plans to do with the club’s money in the summer.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has revealed his grand plan to make the club one of the biggest in the Premier League.

Under David Moyes, who departed Goodison Park for Manchester United last summer, the Toffees established themselves as a top-10 team in the Premier League.

This season Martinez has taken the Merseyside outfit to a whole new level, changing their playing style to a more passing game and instilling belief in his players that they can break into the top four.

Heading into this weekend’s round of matches, Everton find themselves fifth with 57 points from 30 matches, six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with a game in hand.

If the Gunners lose to Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and the Blues defeat Fulham in London on Sunday, then they will be in genuine contention of a Champions League place.

And Martinez knows that, and he also knows the money that his club will receive if they do reach the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition next season. Add £27 million of profit that the club made from their signings last summer to that, and the Spaniard is looking at sizeable money to invest in the squad.

"We've got money to spend this summer," the 40-year-old told reporters. "Remember we sold £40m worth of players and we only spent £13m (initially). That money is there to be spent.

“The new TV money won't make a massive difference on the playing side because we've got a lot of things we want to do on the training ground. We want to build accommodation here (at Finch Farm), have bedrooms on site, put a new pitch in and give the training ground a big lift. I'm going to use the money for that."

Everton moved into the complex, owned by the Liverpool City council, only in 2007, but Martinez is already looking to add more facets to it.

Just like Moyes before, the former Wigan Athletic boss wants to build the club right from its core in his own image.

"Every year you need to improve," he continued. "We need bedrooms for the first team and the option to get digs for the young players to stay on site as well.

“We are two pitches short and we need to have a full-size indoor facility for all the age groups. The facilities here are terrific but the demands every season change and you need to be up to date.

"We have different projects and the cost depends on how much we are going to go into it. They are different projects – one is the bedrooms, one is the new pitches, one is for the youth to have digs. There are different projects that we can do over the next 24 months."

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