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On Tuesday, left back Leighton Baines was full of praise for returning winger Steven Pienaar, with the duo rekindling their exceptional partnership down the left hand side against Leicester City on the opening day of the Premier League season. Now, Toffees manager Roberot Martinez has also lauded the South African, even saying he could be 'unstoppable'.
"Steven Pienaar is a very important player for us," said Martinez. "I thought at stages against Leicester and he was unstoppable and that’s the level we want to see Steven Pienaar enjoying his football at. We are trying to get Steven to be able to play 90 minutes. He has had a few problems with fluid in his knee and we need to manage that. But I think it is an exciting prospect to see him fully fit and being able to enjoy football and the game the way he did at the weekend," added the Spaniard.
Pienaar has competition for places though, with the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Aiden McGeady and new signing Christian Atsu all vying for places out wide. The Ghanaian has joined on loan from Chelsea this summer, and says that some of his Blues team mates advised him to join the Toffees.
"After the World Cup, when I came back to Chelsea they told me of Everton’s interest" the winger said. "I think Everton is a great Club with a great manager and they try to play football, which is very important for me. When I was training with Chelsea a lot of the players told me Everton is a great Club."
Staying on the transfer front, Everton's long-running pursuit of Anderlecht striker David Henen could finally be reaching its close. A deal for the 18-year-old forward has stalled in recent weeks, but Belgian football journalist Sven Claes has moved to reassure Toffees fans.