Everton make seventh signing of the summer

The Toffees have successfully acquired the services of former Southampton right-back Cuco Martina.

The 27-year-old penned a three-year deal on Monday after being released by the Black Cats at the end of last season following the club’s demotion to the Championship as a result of disastrous outing which saw the finish last in the Premier League standings.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has been having a busy summer trying to acquire all the necessary talent in order to make a serious run at the Premier League title in the forthcoming season, which has seen the English side make a number of major signings including securing the return of former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.

Martina’s move to Goodison Park offers Koeman options squad-wise, a development which puts the tactician’s side at an advantage considering that Europa League action also awaits them.