Martinez plays down chances of new arrival in key Everton position

Roberto Martinez pitchside for Everton

Roberto Martinez has suggested he won't be signing any more strikers at Everton.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez revealed at his press conference ahead of the Crystal Palace game that he’s not majorly concerned about replacing Samuel Eto’o.

The experienced striker recently completed a move to play for Sampdoria in Serie A and the Everton boss has hinted he’s not looking to replace his old striker before the transfer window closes on Monday.

“Kone is ready to offer a lot and we have plenty of options in that number 10 role, so I don't feel we necessarily need to replace Eto'o,” said Martinez.

“It is difficult to say if we will do any business - we have a strong squad but we are always looking.”

Had Kone not returned from injury and been available, there would have been real pressure on the Spaniard to secure an attacking player in the transfer market.

However, Romelu Lukaku has the ability to be a target man for the club while Steven Naismith also gives the side different options when he’s available.

The boss also has Kevin Mirallas, who has shown already in his Everton career that he can play in behind another main striker.

There is cover, but some fans may feel a little low considering Eto’o’s profile and what it would have meant attracting a similar calibre of player to the club.

Martinez doesn’t appear to be a manager who makes changes and signs players for the sake of doing so and this is no different.

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