The transfer window for permanent transfers in England is officially closed, but outgoing activity at Everton could still be possible.
As well as the transfer market still being open across the rest of Europe, EFL clubs are also still able to bring in players on loan until 31st August.
And, as a result, plenty of Everton fringe players including Cuco Martina have been targeted by Championship clubs.
According to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old is set to join Stoke City on loan in a move that will see him link up with Ashley Williams, who Everton have also sent to the Potters for the season.
Despite being a natural right-back, £2.25m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Martina has spent most of his Everton career playing at left-back but was very unconvincing there.
And with the club having brought in Lucas Digne this summer while Seamus Coleman has returned to full fitness, the Curacao international would struggle to find game time making a departure from Goodison Park best for all parties.
Have a look at what Everton supporters are saying on Martina’s imminent move to Stoke below…
Stoke playing an absolute blinder for us this season.
— Les Roberts (@lesroberts77) August 16, 2018
— Tom Dumbell (@TommyDumbell) August 16, 2018
Stoke are now my second favourite team
— Andy McGee (@andymcgee1878) August 16, 2018
first we tried to sell them on e-bay NO LUCK then we tried giving them away in a boot sale NO CHANCE now stoke have found them in a free ad in LOOT they must wan’t to bring league one footy to the potteries
— david john hughes (@davidjohn562) 16 August 2018
I’ll drive him there myself
— Adam Cartwright (@AdamCart21) August 16, 2018
Good move for everyone
— Kevin Hodnett (@KevinHodnett2) August 16, 2018
No can’t we send him further away
— Nick (@njadartman) August 16, 2018