Everton have certainly been a surprise outfit in the Premier League this season. Not because they lacked a good squad, but because the impact of Roberto Martinez has been instant. Some would even argue that the Spaniard has made Everton a better side than they were under David Moyes. The stats are there to support such a case.
But the problem under Moyes was that a lack of funding halted the team’s progression up the league table, only ever allowing for Europa League football to be the peak. But Spain is proving to be a good market for those who don’t hold the wealth of other Premier League clubs.
If Everton choose to go into the market in the New Year, these are six La Liga players they should look to.