Date: 29th April 2019 at 8:17pm
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Cuco Martina could be on his way out of Everton this summer after falling down the pecking order in the last 12 months. The 29-year-old’s last appearance for the Toffees came against Burnley on March 3, 2018 and Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo believes Martina will be offloaded as he’s surplus to requirements.

In a bid for regular playing time, Martina spent the first-half of this season on loan at Stoke City (18 appearances) and the second-half on loan at Feyenoord (12 appearances) who have the option to sign him permanently this summer. The right-back has one year remaining on his deal at Goodison Park which forced Everton to cash in early or risk losing Martina for nothing in 2020.

The Curacao international has made 28 appearances in all competitions since joining Everton on a free transfer from Southampton in 2017. He fell out of favour eight months into his debut season and has since been replaced at left-back by Lucas Digne. Seamus Coleman was ahead of him in the right-back pecking order.

As Martina has played in 11 of a possible 13 Eredivisie games for Feyenoord, he may have done enough to convince the Dutch outfit to sign him permanently at the end of the campaign.

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