Three potential transfer targets for Everton with Martinez reportedly backed with funds


Everton will be active in the summer transfer window, according to a report which came out earlier today. We take a look at targets from Queens Park Rangers, Burnley and Barcelona they should consider.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Everton will be backed with 'ample funds' in the upcoming transfer window, as they look to bolster their squad.

The Toffees may have had a disappointing season, but Roberto Martinez is still keen to strengthen his squad and will reportedly be given the transfer budget required to allow him to make some much needed renovations.

In this piece we take a look at three players Everton could target as they look to add quality.

Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona)

Everton supporters do not need to be reminded of Deulofeu's quality after his loan move to Goodison Park during the 2013-14 campaign.

The Spanish winger was a great outlet for the side back then and his creativity and skill has been missed this season. 

Deulofeu has made no secret of how much he enjoyed his time at Everton and if the club do have funds they should invest some in making his transfer permanent.

Deulofeu looks unlikely to break into Barca's starting line-up, due to their craving for high-profile stars, and he could be a great addition. 

Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers)

Everton are likely to be in need of a defender and the addition of Caulker would be a good one for their current system.

Caulker has all the attributes required to thrive in a system devised by Roberto Martinez, which requires his defenders to be comfortable in possession, and he would also fit in well with the rest of Everton's defence.

The Toffees already have Seamus Coleman, John Stones, Phil Jagielka, Luke Garbett and Leighton Baines available to them in their defence and Caulker would slot in with the British and Irish core that they are building. 

Danny Ings (Burnley)

A striker who will be one of the most in-demand players in the summer, Ings would represent a great addition for Everton.

At the moment Romelu Lukaku is the side's only reliable source of goals, but Ings would create serious competition for places in their squad.

The Burnley front-man has hit nine goals in his first 31 Premier League appearances and he looks set to develop into one of the finest marksmen in England's top-tier. 

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