Premier League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez targets transfers
Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes he may be working on deals for players up until the end of the transfer window.
Last Updated: 19/05/14 7:59pm
Martinez enjoyed an excellent first season in charge at Goodison Park, guiding Everton to fifth in the Premier League.
The club will also be playing in European football next season, with their place in the group stages of next season's Europa League guaranteed after Hull City lost to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
That leaves Martinez keen to bolster his squad in order to cope with the extra demands placed upon them by the extra matches they will be playing.
"Recruitment is going to be important," he said.
"The right characters need to come to the club and we need to be large enough in terms of numbers to face every competition with a real desire to hit good performances.
"I do feel we have to be really clear in what we need, who we bring in, and it is going to take until the last day of the window to finalise the squad.
"It is a World Cup year and things will get delayed and certain situations will be worth us waiting until the last second to see if they happen or not and that is something we are well in control of.
"We have our targets and we have highlighted the positions we need to bring players in."
Martinez also remains keen to give some of his promising youngsters the chance to impress next season, with Ross Barkley earning a place in Roy Hodgson's England World Cup squad after a string of impressive performances for Everton.
"I also have a few young players who will be given an opportunity in pre-season and depending on how they do they will fill some of those positions in the fist-team squad," added Martinez.
"I think our young players next season will have a massive say in how good we are going to be.
"We know what we are going to get from the experienced players but every time you bring a player into the club there is always a margin of error in terms of how they will adapt."