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Everton Boss Confirms Club Are In The Hunt For New Stopper

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.

“Obviously Tim Howard is out for a while and we are a little bit exposed,” Martinez said.

“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.”



Everton Ace Believes He Has Edge On Liverpool Wonderkid

Everton shot stopper Tim Howard has stated that he thinks he already has a personal edge over current Lille striker Divock Origi, as reported by the Daily Star.

Origi signed for Liverpool during the summer after a successful World Cup with the Belgian national side, but he was immediately loaned back to Lille for the season after his transfer was completed.

Howard and Origi have already faced off, with the American goalkeeper responsible for a string of excellent saves that stopped the striker from converting against him at the competition in Brazil.

Howard made seven saves from the £10 million man in the clash, before ultimately conceding to Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne, giving Belgium a 2-1 win.

However, with Howard once again set to face off against Origi in the Europa League tonight, he is hopeful that the player will remember his struggles against him in the summer.

Howard said: “The psychological effect is probably more so for strikers.

“It’s easier for them when maybe they’ve had success before. For goalkeepers it’s just another day and you have to go again.

“I think I know what he likes to do but it doesn’t mean I’m always capable of stopping it.

“But sure he’s a good player, I had a little bit of success against him and hopefully I can do it again but we’ll see.”

21-Year-Old Everton Star Can Be The Best Player In The World – Teammate

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has backed his teammate Romelu Lukaku to become the best player in the world, having opened the scoring in sensational style against West Brom at the weekend, giving Everton their first win of the new season, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

His goal against his former side was his first of the new campaign, having made his loan move to the Toffees permanent this summer for £28 million. While Chelsea were keen to sell, Howard is of the belief that Lukaku can go on to surpass all expectations and go on to become one of the best players in the world.

Howard partly credits the youngster’s attitude, saying that unlike many young stars, the Belgian international works incredibly hard to improve.

The American shot stopper said: “He wants to be the best footballer in the world, he really does.

“That’s what he thinks of himself. He gets his head down and he works, and we push him.

“He’s electric, he’s alive, he celebrates goals in training, everything counts to him. Everything matters. That’s what you want to see. There are too many young kids that take it for granted. Romelu doesn’t. He cost a lot of money but he is not arrogant, he is hungry.

“He was always going to go for a big fee, but he is not affected by that stuff. He is a kid, a kid who likes to play video games and play football, that’s it – even the video games are football.

“He is not going to get distracted. With guys of his talent, the sky is the limit.”

Everton kick off their Europa League campaign this Thursday against VFL Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Boss Roberto Martinez is keen for the side to do well in the competition, having qualified for it by finishing fifth in the Premier League last season.