Everton manager Roberto Martinez is pleased to have landed his two January transfer targets after the cub secured a loan deal for Monaco’s Lacina Traore.
This comes after the Toffees signed winger Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow last week and Martinez believes the two signings will help the club secure a top four place at the end of the season.
“It’s difficult to get the two priorities on your shopping list in any transfer window but especially January so I’m delighted. We will have real strength once the window closes,” the Everton manager said.
“Lacina will be the last arrival. Getting Aiden McGeady and Lacina Traore is very good business in January. That was always the priority so I'm pleased we were able to get those two players.”
Traore is currently recovering from a hamstring injury meaning the striker will not feature anytime soon for his new club but the Everton boss thinks the striker will play an important role for the club towards the end of the season.
“He is at the back of a soft tissue injury and we need to make sure that’s fully healed before we can set him on the demands of the Premier League,” said Martinez.
“It’s a matter of weeks,” he added.
“I see his role being important for the last nine or ten games of the season. At the moment it’s important he gets to know the players and how we play.”