Southampton defender Cuco Martina

Exclusive: Everton close to Cuco Martina signing?

Everton are closing in on the signing of Southampton full-back Cuco Martina according to Football Faithful sources.

The Dutch born, Curacao international is out of contract with the Saints this summer, and has been linked with a move to Goodison Park by the Daily Mail earlier this month.

Sources close to The Football Faithful can reveal that the Southampton right back flew from Amsterdam to Liverpool on Wednesday morning to hold talks with Everton.

Martina originally moved to the Premier League back in 2015, moving from Dutch club FC Twente to Southampton, signing on a two-year contract. His only goal in English Football came in a 4-0 win over Arsenal, when the defender scored an absolute screamer.

Should the 27-year-old complete a move to Everton, he would be reunited with former Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who left St Mary’s last summer to take over at Goodison Park. Ever since then, Martina has been linked with a move to Everton, but with the defender jetting in from The Netherlands this morning, it seems a deal is close.

He would provide cover for the injured Everton and Irelamd defender Seamus Coleman who is set to be out until at least Christmas after a horrific leg break whilst on international duty against Wales.

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