Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the Toffees are looking to bring a new goalkeeper to the club in January in the wake of the injury suffered by Tim Howard, as reported by the Daily Star.
The American international has been ruled out for the next five weeks after suffering a calf injury, meaning that the club are without a top class goalkeeper.
Tonight’s game against West Ham United in the FA Cup will see Martinez put his faith in Joel Robles again, but the ‘keeper has failed to impress during the opportunities that the Spanish manager has given him in the past.
While there are two young options available to him in the form of Jindrich Stanek and Russell Griffiths, Martinez does not want to throw either of them in, and believing his side to be short, he’s looking for a permanent, long-term addition.
It remains to be seen who that might be, although he does seem to have a few players in mind.
“If we could bring in a goalkeeper it would be a long-term aspect.
“We need to be relying on experienced hands. There are a couple of options that could fit in well, but I won’t bring someone in for the sake of it.
“They need to fit in well with the way we want to play. I would rather make it as a long-term signing because we only have Tim and Joel.
“The other two young players have terrific potential but it wouldn’t be positive to put them in at the moment.”