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Osman Would Welcome Signings

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

Leon Osman is looking forward to welcoming new players to Everton this summer.

It has been widely reported that Everton manager Roberto Martinez is poised to add to the squad he inherited from David Moyes.

And experienced midfielder Osman is excited about working with any new faces the Spaniard recruits.

Osman told evertontv: "Every new manager likes to bring in some of his own players. It will be beneficial for us to strengthen the team and make it better. I’m looking forward to seeing who he will bring in."

The England international is also relishing the chance to learn more about how Martinez will stamp his authority on the Blues.

"Of course I’m looking forward to seeing how he wants us to play," continued Osman. "I think the way we have developed as a team over the last few years and the way we have attacked, it made sense to bring the manager in here. The way he likes his teams to play and the way we have been going about it so far, it seems like a great match."

There was much talk over the identify of Everton's new manager earlier this season as speculation over Moyes' successor grew.

But Martinez emerged as the strongest candidate, with the former Wigan chief set to finalise his backroom staff imminently.

"I was very happy when we found out," recalled Osman. "With so many clubs having new managers it will be interesting to see how the new season pans out. It will be interesting to see what new styles and systems maybe come into the those teams, and which sides gel first and come out the blocks quickest.

"I have met the new manager. He seems a really nice guy and from what I have seen he is already working as hard as he can to make this great club better.

"It's just known that when a manager leaves he takes his backroom staff with him, so its not just one face that leaves its up to six or seven. On the other side of it, a new manager brings in new faces with him.

"There has been a summer of big changes at the club but I don’t think it will change what we are and we are made up of and the spirit that we have had here. We have had that over all these years and I don’t think that will change."

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