Roberto Martinez is of the belief that loan midfielder Gareth Barry has a long-term future at the club.

The 32-year old Manchester City man has joined Everton on a season-long loan and his new boss Martinez suggests he is set to slot straight into the Toffees line-up for this term and quite possibly beyond.

"What we want is to find a way where Gareth can come and be a part of Everton and enjoy his football, and we can all enjoy his experience and his quality," he told the club's official website.

"After that, we will see if there is an opportunity to see him for many years to come - because I do believe Gareth has got a long-term future at the club."

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