Everton preparing January deal for La Liga defender to help bolster defence

martinezzzzThe Everton fans currently having a friendly game of darts here in the Transfer Tavern are delighted that the club are looking into bringing a new full-back to Goodison Park

Reports in Shoot suggest that the club are plotting a move to bring in Italian Cristiano Piccini from Real Betis.

Martinez is keen to bolster his defensive options this season, as injuries to Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman and John Stones have left him light in that area at times this season.

The 23-year-old has represented his country at youth level, and made six appearances for Betis so far this season.

Piccini began his career with Fiorentina before spending time out on loan in Italy with various clubs, he signed for Betis this summer on a four-year deal, but the deal included the option of Fiorentina being given first refusal if the club decided to sell him on in the future.

Everton fans in The Transfer Tavern are happy with the news that Martinez is looking to enhance his squad, and feel that Martinez’s reputation of bringing quality young players to the club means Piccini must have something about him!

Everton fans….. Are you happy that Martinez is looking to strengthen the squads defensive options? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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