Found July 11, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Roberto Martinez
Martinez crucial to Everton snapping up Spanish wonderkid - originally posted on Soccerlens.comEverton have agreed a deal to bring one of the brightest prospects of Barcelona and Spain, Gerard Deulofeu, to Goodison Park on a year-long loan.  The 19-year-old was in sparkling form last season, scoring 18 goals for Barcelona B in 33 appearances, and signed a new contract in May that runs until 2017. Although the Spain U-21 international has signed a first-team contract, he has made only two appearances last season and the arrival of Brazilian sensation Neymar, could further limit his opportunities at the club this season. It is understood that Roberto Martinez was the key reason why Barcelona agreed to send him on loan. The Catalan management trusts the Spaniard and believes, that under his tutelage, the wonder-boy would get regular first team opportunities and proper nurturing, which would help him mature as a player. “Gerard is a real diamond of Spanish football and a boy with inc...

Alcaraz swayed by Martinez lure

Antolin Alcaraz admits the lure of staying in the Premier League and working with Roberto Martinez was a major factor in his move to Everton. The 30-year-old Paraguay international has signed a two-year contract after passing a medical and sorting out the paperwork on his work permit. He is reunited with ex-Wigan boss Martinez after leaving the DW Stadium when his contract expired...

Everton signs Wigan defender Alcaraz

New Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been reunited with his second former Wigan player in as many days after defender Antolin Alcaraz signed for the Toffees. The 30-year-old Paraguay international, a free agent after his contract with the relegated Latics expired, has agreed a two-year deal the club have confirmed. Alcaraz follows Martinez and striker Arouna Kone, who has signed...

Everton: Martinez taking a sensible, cautious approach to life with the Toffees

The Roberto Martinez era has suddenly burst into life at Everton with the completion of 3 transfers in 2 days, though the identity of the three imports won’t have exactly sent pulses racing in accordance with his bold ambition to return the club to the Champions League. Sticking to the cliche “better the devil you know”, the Spanish coach has retuned to the relative safety...

Everton sign Barca's Deulofeu on loan

Everton have confirmed the signing of Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu, who has arrived at Goodison Park on a season-long loan deal. The highly-rated 19-year-old scored 18 times in 33 matches for the Catalan's B side last season and made a handful of substitute appearances for the senior side, resulting in him earning a long-term contract this summer. Roberto Martinez has...

Robles seals Everton switch

A third former Wigan player has joined Everton after goalkeeper Joel Robles signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park Robles, who spent last season on loan at the DW Stadium from Atletico Madrid, has signed a five-year deal and follows Antolin Alcaraz and Arouna Kone to the club as new manager Roberto Martinez continues to recruit his former players in the north-west. Kone arrived...

Goalkeeper Robles signs with Everton

The Wigan Athletic reunion at Everton continues apace with goalkeeper Joel Robles becoming the third former Latics player to move to Goodison Park this summer. Robles, who spent last season on loan at the DW Stadium from Atletico Madrid, has signed a five-year deal and follows Antolin Alcaraz and Arouna Kone to the club as new manager Roberto Martinez continues to recruit his former...

Espanyol Turn Down Offer For Ghana’s Wakaso

Espanyol midfielder Mubarak Wakaso Espanyol have turned down  an  offer from an unnamed European club for midfielder Wakaso Mubarak. The Ghana international is a confirmed target for Swansea City and is also believed to have attracted the interest of  Everton boss Roberto Martinez. “We have received an offer of €4.5 million from a European club, but for that amount we will...
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