Date: 12th May 2020 at 8:18pm
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

Cuco Martina looks on his way out this summer as he’s been out of favour since 2018 and will be out of contract in the coming months.

The 30-year-old has struggled for form and playing time in his three years at Goodison Park, so it’s no surprise that a lot of supporters from Everton FC Group believe he was a “disaster” signing.

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Which club did Everton loan Cenk Tosun out to in January?

Jack Bate: “Bang average.”

Matthew Wilson-Hirst: “He was already spiralling when he arrived. We got him from a team worse than us, and even they didn’t want him.”

Brian Morgan: “Free transfer. Says everything.”

James Schøfield: “Horrible player. Wish we could find some (way) to get rid faster.”

Jeremiah Johnson: “He’s not a starter. We got him on a free transfer. We have pressing needs than (just) shipping him out and worse contracts to be concerned with.”

Roger Dodger: “I hope he never puts our shirt on again.”

David Whitehead: “Just get rid.”

Gaz James Warner: “Shocking. One of the worst players I’ve ever seen.”

Jake Duffy: “He was never good when he was in our first team. No idea why Koeman bought him and then he was left as our only option.”

Phil Barnes: “How’s he even a pro footballer?”

Darren Hiles Jr: “He was shocking at Southampton before we got him – hardly a quick spiral over four years.”

David Hodgson: “He will be gone in a few weeks but will do a job for someone in (the) Championship or China.”

Darren Dazzie Metcalf: “Worst player I’ve ever saw.”

Colling Tudor Collin: “Big let down.”

John Davies: “Another Everton disaster. Even the rubbish players become millionaires.”

Alan Wong: “The lad hasn’t ever been in form at us. Not premier league quality.”

Martina joined Everton on a free transfer from Southampton in 2017 and went on to make 28 appearances in all competitions. The Curacao international’s last outing in an Everton shirt came in their 2-1 defeat to Burnley (March 3, 2018), so he’s been on the periphery for some time.

Carlo Ancelotti has a decision to make at right-back next season. He has Seamus Coleman, Djibril Sidibe and Jonjoe Kenny at his disposal and can only promise one of the trio a regular spot in 2020/21. Martina doesn’t figure in his estimates, so a new deal doesn’t look to be coming his way.

Supporters don’t seem to mind either, however, as they believe his acquisition was wrong from the start.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article