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Everton boss targets more loan signings

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez claims he has shown other clubs the light about the loan system, after three of his standout performers this season were recruited on a temporary basis.

The Merseyside club sit just four points off leaders Arsenal in the Premier League thanks to their star loan signings Romelu Lukaku, Gerard Deulofeu and Gareth Barry.

Martinez explained the loan players have not only helped his club but the parent club.

Speaking to Everton's official site, the manager said: “Put yourself as a director of football. You spend £20million on a youngster but there is no place for him in your team yet.

“Where are you going to send him? You aren’t going to send him somewhere that he is not going to develop or be at a club with a different style. That’s a danger.

“And you are not bothered about making the team you are sending him to stronger.

“Remember Chelsea are delighted with Romelu. He can’t play against them and the other week he helped take two points off Arsenal and three points off Manchester United. That is a big compliment to us and it is very important for us.”

The new Everton boss claimed several clubs have contacted his club for possible loan moves next season after seeing how well others have developed since the Spaniard took over.

“Clubs have seen the other loanees and how well they have been looked after,” Martinez added.

“We have had phone calls from clubs asking about taking their players next season. They see it as a step-up in their career.”

Martinez confirmed to the club’s website that Deulofeu would be out injured for at least five weeks with a hamstring problem but is hopeful left-back Leighton Baines would return for the Christmas period.

"We will assess Leighton over the next few days to see if he ready for Sunday but do not plan to rush him back." 

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