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Nikica Jelavic and John Heitinga have not played an important role for Everton in this season and Roberto Martinez will be looking for a way to release them from the club waiting for possible offers from other clubs.
West Ham is targeting the Croatian forward Jelavic and they have now been given the green light to start making the approaches and offers if they want to land Jelavic from Everton.
“If the right thing appears for the players, I will have to consider it and look into. I am quite open-minded about it. If they don’t play minutes. It will affect their World Cup chances. I can understand that’’.
“Because they are such good professionals I have to consider.But it’s a balancing act and we can’t weaken the squad.” Everton boss Roberto Martinez said.
Jelavic has only managed to play in 7 matches for Everton of this season and still has not scored a single goal. This was not the case for him when he made his debut season with Everton back in 2011 where he scored 9 goals in 13 appearances. The recent downfall of form is one of the main reasons why Martinez is looking for a way to send him to another club and hopefully create enough funds to find a replacement in the transfer market.
West Ham is struggling to find goals in this season as they still have Andy Carroll injured and an injection of fresh legs and new arrivals might just be what they need to climb some spots in the Premier League until Carroll can complete his recovery.
Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone are also players that are injured and Martinez has to find a way to fill the gap and space left by those players which will help if he can sell Jelavic and Heitinga in the January transfer window.
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The manager of Everton, Roberto Martinez, is excited about the upcoming game against the Merseyside rivals Liverpool. That game will be played next Saturday at Goodison Park.
Everton’s performance has been quite good recently. In their last 3 league games, they have secured 5 points with the help of a couple of draws and a win. Currently, they are at no. 6 in the league points table with 20 points in 11 matches.
As far as Liverpool is concerned, this season has gone fantastically well for them so far. They have won 7 out of the 11 league matches that they have played so far and are placed at the second position in the points table at the moment. They are just a couple of points behind the Gunners who are currently leading the table.
This is the first time that Martinez is going to be a part of the Merseyside derby and he looked really excited while talking to the reporters yesterday about that upcoming game. The Everton boss said, “It’s a huge game and I think it’s going to be pretty close. Both the sides have been in good form so far.”
Martinez did look frustrated with the fact that the international break was scheduled before such an important encounter.
When asked about the international break, the 40 years old Spaniard said, “The timing of the break is not ideal for us. When the guys go out to play for their national teams, you don’t really know how they are training. However, we have been in touch with the national sides and they have been very supportive.”
“To get the guys mentally prepared for the Saturday’s game when they return is going to be the toughest thing for us.”