Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that he will spend money in the summer after focusing on loan deals this season, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Toffees have a number of players on short team borrows at present but Martinez is hoping to sign Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry permanently this summer.
After selling the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Victor Anichebe and Nikica Jelavic for a combined £40million over the past 12 months, the Toffees are in a rare position to be able to spend a few quid in the summer.
Martinez has admitted that he has always been preparing for a big spending summer this time out and that it can take Everton to the next level.
“We’ve got money but I didn’t want to spend it in January,” Martinez said.
“The cash has been here before but in the past they [Everton] have spent £10m in one window, £6m in another window.
“What we have done is bring in loan players, short-term players, and used the young players to accumulate money. It is about spending it a little bit at a time or all at once. I prefer to stockpile for the summer.
“Having to sell players, reduce the wage bill and keep money from other areas to make a big pot is what I’ve been aiming for over the last 10 months.”
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