Despite having his name linked with Arsenal this week, Roberto Martinez looks to be preparing for the long haul at Everton. The Spaniard is reportedly said to be looking at revamping the club’s training facilities, as well as adding to his squad this summer.
There’s no doubt that he has a big job on his hands. Some of Everton’s most valuable players this season have been loan additions. But while Gareth Barry will be free to sign with the club from Manchester City on a Bosman transfer, other key names like Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu will be top of the list to extend their stay beyond this season.
But with those names sure to be regulars if they return, this is a look at a ‘nightmare XI’ Everton fans will be praying they don’t see next season.