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Blues Target New Striker

Boss eyes replacement as Jelavic departs for Hull.

Blues Target New Striker
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Roberto Martinez has confirmed he is targeting a new striker after Nikica Jelavic moved to Hull City.
 
Martinez was speaking shortly before the Croat's move to Humberside was completed and admitted recruiting a replacement forward is on his agenda this month – although the arrival of Aiden McGeady has already bolstered his attacking options.
 
He told evertonfc.com: “What is important is that Aiden McGeady arriving has given us a bit more strength in the wide areas and there are many flexible players who can fill in to that number nine position.
 
“But it (attack) would be an area that we are looking at before the window closes. We are looking at the options to see if there is a player with the right profile who would fit into the squad.”
 
The Goodison chief has reiterated that Hull’s offer for Jelavic was accepted in order to meet the striker’s wish to secure regular football ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
 
He added: “We agreed the deal and it was down to Nikica to make his decision. I do believe when I spoke to Niki that he was clear that he wanted to join Hull. He felt he would get the opportunity to play the games he needs ahead of the World Cup."

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barry heyesWe've got to get Standard Liege's Belgian 20 year old striker Michy Batshuayi NOW!

Friday 17th January 10:14 Report Comment

A.S KanjiCOYB....

Friday 17th January 09:51 Report Comment

Will GeeJavier Hernandez from Manchester United, would be a fantastic signing, and would show we really mean business.

Thursday 16th January 23:05 Report Comment

Brendan HolmesShane Long would be a great addition I believe...fast lad with some flair and would greatly benefit from a team that can hold the ball and get it to him in the right spots!

Thursday 16th January 18:29 Report Comment

DAVID EMBLETONWith all that's going on at Southampton, Jay Rodriguez?

Thursday 16th January 14:01 Report Comment

Geoff ThorpGoodbye Jelly it was good while it lasted he was always a bit hit and miss. trust in Martinez to get it right he has so far!

Thursday 16th January 13:55 Report Comment

john stuchlikI agree, he,s just too lazy and I should know I work and live in stoke. To text your manager and say you can,t be bothered to turn up for the Liverpool game shows lack of commitment and respect !!

Thursday 16th January 13:27 Report Comment

ben jonesTime to give Moyes a taste of his own medicine, we should break the bank to get Rooney back.

Thursday 16th January 13:25 Report Comment

shaun whitmoreas much as we may like to see that...aint going to happen my friend

Thursday 16th January 23:30 Report Comment

George OnasPut Vellios in Boss! Along with Barkley they will cooperate just right together.

Thursday 16th January 12:48 Report Comment

MARTY SlimmingVellios ..its time for him to link with Barkely!!

Thursday 16th January 15:05 Report Comment

Paul SandallGutted to see Jelly go but all the cracking wing backs and midfielders we have get big dun out there he would have a field day in that box :-) give Vellios a run.

Thursday 16th January 12:16 Report Comment

Jamie PreslandIs Joe Royle free?

Thursday 16th January 12:02 Report Comment

Joel CurranLooks like Vellios will get a chance during the next 2 games as sub... Literally its now or never for him to make a name for himself.

Thursday 16th January 08:03 Report Comment

martin mc gregorBUY SHANE LONG.ASK SEAMUS

Thursday 16th January 02:40 Report Comment

Peter SwansonLets hope it,s a good striker Gaffer..

Thursday 16th January 00:35 Report Comment

Paul BeesleyAny idea abut delafauo when will he be available any news fellow blues

Wednesday 15th January 21:56 Report Comment

Codie DullardMichy Batshuayi is ideal would be a great addition sign him up !!! to the squad we have also Bruno Inde is another possibilty for a DM :D happy days ahead !!

Wednesday 15th January 20:06 Report Comment

Chris FidlerPleeeeeze Pleeeeze Robbie, NOT Kenwyn Jones

Wednesday 15th January 18:37 Report Comment
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