Roberto Martinez gives insight into Everton's transfer plans after Farhad Moshiri's arrival

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Everton are expected to spend big in the summer transfer window.

Roberto Martinez has told the Liverpool Echo that Everton’s transfer plans have not changed, despite their new-found financial power.

The Toffees are expected to be backed with funds in the summer, after the arrival of Farhad Moshiri at the club.

Moshiri has brought just under 50% of the shares at Everton, and there is great excitement about the Toffees’ future now.

Everton are looking to offer some of their key players long-term contracts, and they will also be able to strengthen their squad considerably in the next transfer window (The Guardian).

However, Martinez is not getting carried away, and he insists that the club’s recruitment policy will not change too much.

“I wouldn’t say my transfer plans have changed, in the way we work,” Martinez said.

“The way we work is to identify the footballers who would fit in with the way we want to play and the way we want to be but, clearly, the new era means we will have to extend the amount of players we can fit in our project.

“It hasn’t changed but what it has done is expanded the area we can look into.”

Under Bill Kenwright’s stewardship, Everton fans often bemoaned the club’s lack of spending power.

The Toffees struggled to compete financially with some of their Premier League rivals, but there should be no such issues now.

The optimism felt in the stands also seems to have filtered down to the players, as the Toffees’ form has been impressive of late.

Everton have won five of their last six matches, but they still sit down in 11th place in the Premier League table.

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