Seamus Coleman’s leg-break was an incident that united fans here in the Transfer Tavern, with all who saw the horrendous moment wishing the right-back a speedy recover.
But while supporters of 19 Premier League teams have been able to put the Irishman’s misfortune to the backs of their minds, the Toffees are having to battle on without their key defender, which is an issue for Ronald Koeman.
The Merseysiders are likely to be without Coleman for the rest of 2017 and even though youngster Mason Holgate is doing a sterling job in the former Sligo Rovers ace’s absence, the Daily Star are reporting that the Goodison Park outfit are seeking a replacement for him in the shape of Cuco Marina.
The 25-cap Curacao international was signed by the Dutch tactician at Southampton in 2015 and despite showing glimpses of his talent – he netted a stunning long-range goal vs. Arsenal – in the back end of the Everton boss’ tenure, he’s dropped down the pecking order under Claude Puel to the point that he’s made only 18 appearances for the Frenchman, playing the bulk of his minutes in the cups.
Martina, whom Koeman wanted ahead of the current season, will be available on a free transfer this summer when his contract expires.
Everton can break into the Premier League’s top six this season – agree?