Roberto Martinez fears he could be without star midfielder Ross Barkley for as long as five months
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Martinez: “It is an important signing for the Club and a really good reward for a young footballer with a fantastic future." #EFC
Blackpool are set to complete deals for two more players to give them a squad of 16, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
Everton midfielder John Lundstram and former Manchester City striker Ishmael Miller are both expected to sign on in the very near future.
Lundstram will join the club on a six-month loan deal, whereas Miller will become the club's highest paid player when he puts pen-to-paper.
Everton may have smashed their transfer record to sign striker Romelu Lukaku but manager Roberto Martinez insists the fee is irrelevant if the player fulfils his potential.
– Everton manager Roberto Martinez
Rom is vitally important but his transfer fee will not count for anything in terms of him developing and having an important role in the side.
This dressing room has got a special feeling and it is not about how much you pay for players to come in, it is about selecting the players to be in there.
We really needed Rom at the club and that is where the chairman (Bill Kenwright) and the board have been exceptional and I do think it is a key moment at our club.
I am looking at that number nine position - and I am probably biased - but he is potentially the best choice in world football.
Time to write a new chapter..... http://t.co/1XNjbYXsl4