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Koeman still targeting one or two more players

Manager’s pre-match press conference

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Ronald Koeman
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Everton host Manchester City on Sunday with two new players signed up, and two players having left the club on loan deals. Manager Ronald Koeman is still expecting more new faces though, saying that there’s still time before the January transfer window closes.

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Posted by Everton Football Club on Friday, January 13, 2017

“We’re still working to improve the team, and if we can make a deal for one or two more players then we will do.

“But we saw with the situation with Morgan, we were interested a long time but sometimes it’s not easy and takes more time to do the deal.

We have till the end of January.”

He went on to talk about new signing Morgan Schneiderlin.

“Of course it’s for reasons, Manchester United signed Morgan 2 years ago, I worked one season with him in Southampton,

“He’s that midfield player that I like, different qualities, can play as a holding midfielder, attacking midfielder, he’s aggressive, he brings qualities to Everton.

That’s why we signed him.

It’s not my problem (why it didn’t work out at United). He’s an Everton player, we know him very well, I always kept contact with him. Big signing for Everton.”

As far as his chances of involvement this weekend.

“Every player has to hate not playing. His fitness is OK. He hasn’t really had game time, and to improve that you need to play, you need minutes.

“Tomorrow we will take that decision, but he will be involved in the squad for Sunday.”

Koeman also added that the Blues’ first signing of the window Ademola Lookman could also feature this weekend.

“In some positions we need more balance. We need players for the future, that’s why we signed Lookman. He’s a future project.

“We like to be stronger, we like to improve. If we can do that with the players that we have then we will, but if we can sign better players then we will do it.

“Yes he will have (a chance to play this weekend).”