Everton boss says club will use 'important' loan market again

Roberto Martinez

Everton's loan signings were a success last season.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has said the club will be exploring the loan market again for next season following the success they had from the campaign that has just passed.

The Toffees finishsed with 72 points in the Spaniard’s first season in charge at Goodison Park, and a few of their key players were brought in from other clubs on a short-term basis.

Romelu Lukaku got scored 16 goals after joining the club for as season from Chelsea whilst Gareth Barry signed from Manchester City for a season and formed a productive partnership in central midfield with James McCarthy.

There was also the signing of teenager Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona as well as Lacina Traore from Monaco.

The Everton boss told EvertonTV: “I think if you’re looking back at the last experience we had with loans and they’re very, very significant what they brought into the squad.

“I’m sure the time they had with Everton will be with them for the rest of their careers and the rest of their lives and that’s very satisfying.

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

With the side heading into the Europa League next season as reward for their excellent maiden campaign under Martinez, the Toffees are going to need some more depth to their squad in order to compete both in Europe and in continuing their progress on the domestic front.

Some will suggest it is hard for Everton to have similar success with loans as they did during the previous campaign, but no-one expected the Toffees to perform so well as Roberto Martinez integrated the players so quickly, and managed to get his side playing some of the most entertaining football in the land whilst trying to break into the Champions League places. 

Transfer funds may not still be as big as other clubs at Goodison Park but Martinez's pragmatic approach and using what is at his disposal can give Everton fans cause for optimism as he tries to bring in players who can help improve on last season's campaign.

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