MX23RW : Monday, March 1 17:13:58| >> :120:8654:8654:

Barry Horne: 'Everton not breaking rules on loan deals'

Ex-Everton midfielder Barry Horne slams suggestions that his former club's use of the loan market is unfair.

Everton's use of the loan market to recruit players this season is not unfair, according ex-Toffees midfielder Barry Horne.

The Blues signed Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu on temporary deals, and the players have regularly featured in Roberto Martinez's side this season as they compete for a Champions League place.

However, their method of recruitment has been met with criticism from some quarters, but Horne told the Liverpool Echo that the club have simply used the loan market better than their rivals.

He said: "To suggest that Everton's Champions League push has been built on a loan 'sham' is wholly unfair. It is disrespectful to the work that has gone on at the club in the last 12 months, and before.

"They are breaking no rules, they are simply using the loan market better than other clubs do.

"In an ideal world, would Everton want to be relying on loan players to achieve their aims? No. Of course not."

On the eve of Arsenal's defeat at Goodison Park last Sunday, manager Arsene Wenger was critical of the current loan system, which allows restrictions on players facing their parent club.

ID:149417:cQx:QQ:

Click here for more stories about Barry Horne

Click here for more stories about Everton

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Everton manager Roberto Martinez shows his emotions during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on March 15, 2014
Read Next:
Martinez blasts "ridiculous" loan criticism
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City26195252163662
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd26148453322150
3Leicester CityLeicester26154745301549
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2412483733440
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs25116841271439
9Aston Villa24123938261239
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2697102733-634
13Crystal Palace2696112943-1433
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2677121834-1628
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2632211543-2811

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!