Roberto Martinez prepared to wait to do business

Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits that the World Cup may force him to wait until the final days of the transfer window to conduct his "important recruitment".

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has admitted that he may be forced to wait until the end of the summer transfer window to sign his desired targets.

The Spaniard has stressed that this an important pre-season for the Toffees as they seek to add depth and quality to a squad that will be playing in Europe next term.

He has conceded that the presence of the World Cup over the course of June and July means that his recruitment may have to be put on hold, but Martinez is willing to wait until the final days of the window to do his business.

"Recruitment is going to be important," he told reporters. "The right characters need to come to the club and we need to be large enough in terms of numbers to face every competition with a real desire to hit good performances.

"I do feel we have to be really clear in what we need, who we bring in, and it is going to take until the last day of the window to finalise the squad.

"It is a World Cup year and things will get delayed and certain situations will be worth us waiting until the last second to see if they happen or not and that is something we are well in control of. We have our targets and we have highlighted the positions we need to bring players in."

Everton have been linked with a move for 16-goal Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.

Everton's Northern Irish midfielder Darron Gibson (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Manchester City on January 31, 2012
Read Next:
Martinez excited by Gibson return
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Chelsea24155443162750
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111731-1423
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand