The Spain U21 international moves to Everton in a permanent transfer.
â€śAs you know, since Jan Mucha has moved on, Tim Howard was the only goalkeeper at the football club,â€ť Martinez told evertontv.
â€śIt was important to get another goalkeeper with the quality of Joel on a permanent basis. He has experience in the Premier League and was part of the squad that won the European Under-21 Championships with Spain.
â€śHe is someone who is going to give us great protection and fight with Tim Howard for the goalkeeping position and push him all the way.
â€śHe comes from a rich vein of successful goalkeepers. David De Gea, as you well know, came to the Premier League - he and Joel grew up together. Atletico Madridâ€™s school have developed some outstanding youngsters and I was delighted to see him performing in the manner that he did (last season).
â€śTo bring him across at his young age and see how well he adapted to the British game, he ended up being Wiganâ€™s number one goalkeeper and winning a major trophy. Thatâ€™s the aspect that impressed me more than anything."