Roberto Martinez says that he is very confident that Everton will be able to attract top quality players even without European football next season. The club are looking on course to miss out on Europa League for the next campaign.
Despite three successive victories in the Premier League, they remain in the 12th place and only on course for a top 10 finish if they continue this good run of form. Only the top five teams in the league will be given a Europa League spot if one of teams other than Liverpool or Arsenal end up winning the FA Cup.
Everton were ambitious last summer and they managed to bring in likes of Romelu Lukaku for a massive transfer fee of £ 28 million, even though the betting online (Link for online betting for non-UK customers) had Manchester City down as the favourites to snag his signature. It is a widely held belief that Everton will be able to challenge for a top four spot if they bring in a few more players of this quality. The probability of doing so has been hit hard by the latest developments in the Europa League. Even with a large transfer kitty, there is a danger of Everton failing to bring in the top names if they do not have European football. Martinez insists that this is not the case and that Everton will still have a lot of appeal.
“As a football club now we are representing a lot more than what we have done in the last 10 months. There is a bigger picture than that, there is a real understanding of the way we want to play, how special we are as a football club and there are a lot of players who have shown their desire to be part of our football club. So I don’t think we are relying on what we’ve done in the last 10 months in order to attract players,” Martinez told the bet UK website (Link for online betting for UK customers).