Everton legend Southall: Martinez must make four new signings

Everton legend Neville Southall believes Roberto Martinez needs to make four new signings. Southall wasn't enthusiastic about the appointment of the former Wigan Athletic manager.

Everton legend Neville Southall believes Roberto Martinez needs to make four new signings.

Southall wasn't enthusiastic about the appointment of the former Wigan Athletic manager.

He told Liverpool Echo: “I think it’s clear.

“They need a centre-back, they need somebody in midfield, and they need a striker, maybe two. There are some decent kids coming through at the club, but a little bit of depth would make a real difference.

“We may see (Marouane) Fellaini leave, we may see (Leighton) Baines leave, but if they do, then so be it. If they don’t want to play for the club then let them go.

“They are four players short, for me.

“You look at January, when some of the older players clearly needed a rest, but who was there to come in?”

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