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Lacina Traore set for a second game for Everton, next season?

Toffees in talks for second loan deal

A striker with a one goal in one game ratio
A striker with a one goal in one game ratio
Stu Forster

Blues manager Roberto Martinez has revealed he is looking to open talks with Monaco over a second loan deal for the injury stricken Lacina Troare.

The Ivorian is yet to play more than 61 minutes for Everton, with it only taking the first four of those minutes to score and Martinez has plans to have the forward at his disposal next season as well.

Traore has been blighted by a hamstring injury since arriving from France both before his debut and after, and now it looks as though he will miss Everton’s final three games of the season, meaning a one-game loan spell at the Toffees.

The People’s Club will have plenty of transfer targets in mind, especially in the striking department as they prepare for European football next season and the fatigue that comes with the added set of fixtures. Everton have already been linked with Loic Remy, Wilfred Bony, Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi as well as Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal based on Champions League qualification; and now added to that list is Lacina Traore through the Blues’ gaffer as published by the Liverpool Echo.

"It depends on our European demands," expressed the Spaniard.

"If we are competing in Europe then we will need four strikers.

"Steven Naismith and Arouna Kone are two players who are important in our squad and we need to make sure we are at the start of the next season with a strong squad and in my eyes, we will be having four strikers in the group.

"Lacina is someone we really believe can bring something different to the team and he is someone we will try to see if we can get an opportunity to sit down and see what is the next chapter."