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Everton close in on Cuco Martina

Everton close in on Cuco Martina

Martina nearing Toffees switch

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen on a reunion with defender Cuco Martina, who is currently out of contract following his release from Southampton.

The 27-year-old is well known for his wonder goal against the Gunners during the 2015/16 season, but he has since played second fiddle to Cedric Soares on the right side of defence.

According to The Sun, Koeman is eager to wrap up a deal for the Curacao international as the club look for sufficient cover in the absence of Seamus Coleman.

Coleman suffered a double leg break back during Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Wales, and this is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the year.

As a result, Koeman has stepped up his interest in his former player as he looks to add more experience for the right-back role, currently owned by a young Mason Holgate.

Martina appeared in 36 outings across all competitions during his two-year stint with the South Coast club.