Jermaine Jenas responds when asked whether Everton's investment increases pressure on Martinez

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Jermaine Jenas thinks Everton won't have any more excuses in the transfer market.

Pundit Jermaine Jenas has told BBC Radio Five Live that he thinks the pressure on Everton boss Roberto Martinez about to ramp up.

The Toffees received major investment from Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri over the weekend, and fans are certainly excited about the prospect of a spending spree in the transfer market this summer.

Everton have been seen as one of the less extravagant spenders in the Premier League, but they have watched on as teams like Stoke City and West Ham essentially blow them out of the water financially - but that will surely be a thing of the past with Moshiri's money.

However, the new man at the helm is bound to assess the situation up on his arrival at Goodison Park, and manager Roberto Martinez may be under more intense pressure.

The Spaniard - who guided his side to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa this evening - has been heavily criticised by Everton fans this season after some disappointing performances, and Moshiri will surely evaluate his position in charge.

Now, pundit Jermaine Jenas has been speaking to BBC Radio Five Live about the situation, and was asked whether new investor Moshiri's presence will pile pressure on Martinez.

Jenas does think that, with Moshiri no doubt targeting a Champions League place, Martinez will be under scrutiny, and believes he no longer has any excuses in the transfer market, as Everton will have the money to compete for top players.

"It will give him more power eventually, to spend in the market," said Jenas when asked about the impact of the investment. "And they won't have that excuse anymore that they're losing out on targets. I'm guessing that what this new investor will bring to the table is that he will want results, and he'll want them chasing that Champions League spot, so yes - the pressure is gonna get ramped up for Martinez, but I think that's what he's chasing anyway, I think that's what he wants." he added.

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