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Everton set to complete the most predictable signing of the summer

Cuco Martina, who played under Ronald Koeman at Southampton, is set to sign for Everton on a free transfer

There are some moves that just make sense.

Cuco Martina falls into that category, so if anyone out there predicted him moving from Southampton to Everton this summer, don’t give yourself a pat on the back.

Worth if for the acrobatics alone

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Worth if for the acrobatics alone

The Premier League is set to keep its only Curacao international, with Martina joining Everton on a free transfer.

He’ll link up with Ronald Koeman once again and provide cover for Seamus Coleman while the Republic of Ireland international recovers from a broken leg.

Martina was first brought to England by Koeman when the Dutchman signed him from FC Twente in July 2015.

Ahh, the sweet sun of pre-season

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Ahh, the sweet sun of pre-season

Despite never playing more than 15 games in a season under Koeman, Martina clearly impressed enough to earn another Premier League contract.

His crowning moment came against Arsenal when a stunning 30-yard drive found its way into the bottom corner, making Martina the first Curacaoan to scored in the Premier League.

This season the form of Cedric Soares meant Martina was mainly used in the Europa League and domestic cup competitions by Claude Puel.

Smashing his way into the history books

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Smashing his way into the history books

Youngster Mason Holgate is Everton’s only fit right-back at the moment, although Jonjoe Kenny has been impressing with the England Under-20s.

So by the time Coleman is back up and running Everton could have four right-backs playing for one position.

Fail to prepare and prepare to fail hey, Ronald.

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