Martina could rejoin Koeman at Everton – report

Matt Stead

Ronald Koeman is set to raid former club Southampton in a move for Cuco Martina, according to the BBC.

The arrival of Jeremy Pied at St Mary’s this summer has made the 26-year-old Dutchman surplus to requirements and is poised to become cover for Seamus Coleman at Goodison Park.

Martina was initially bought by Koeman during his spell in charge of the Saints and the duo could be working together again as early as Thursday.

Martina is among the Premier League players to fail to make the bench this season, while Koeman has previously stated that a new right-back was one of his transfer priorities.

“That’s possible,” Koeman said when questioned about a move for a full-back.

“Because what I like to have is, really, two players for each position in the team and we need to have that competition to get the best out of each player.

“That is a possibility.”