Everton manager Roberto Martinez is keen to bring in more loan players to Goodison Park ahead of the new season.

The Spaniard guided Everton to 5th place in his first season in charge, a finish helped by the strong performances from on loan players Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry.

And Martinez is keen to find more success with loaness next season: “The loan market will be important again,” he told the Express.

“I have always felt loans are a real need in our squad, and we welcome that. You look back at the last experience we had with loans was very, very significant in what they brought into the squad. Every time we bring a loan player in we treat him like our own, like one of us, and allow him to enjoy his football and create unique memories.”

“It is fair to say we have done that with all of our players in bigger and lesser amounts. I am sure the time they had with Everton will be there for the rest of their careers and the rest of their lives. The loan market will always be important as a big part of our recruitment.”

The Toffees have been rumoured to be interested in signing Lukaku on a permanent basis, whilst Barry could return to Goodison Park, with the Englishman now a free agent.

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