Everton look to land £1.25m defender

Southampton, Updated: August 24, 2016 9:51 AM
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Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to raid his former club with a cheeky bid for Southampton right-back Cuco Martina.

Southampton: Everton look to land £1.25m defenderSouthampton: Everton look to land £1.25m defender

The cash-rich Merseyside club have reportedly submitted a £1.25m bid for the Curacao international, who signed a two-year deal when he arrived at St Mary’s from FC Twente just over a year ago.

The 26-year-old made 15 Premier League appearances for the Saints last season and scored a memorable goal on his first Premier League start in the 4-0 thrashing of Arsenal on Boxing Day.

But he is yet to feature for the club this season and Koeman wants Martina to follow him to Everton to provide competition for first choice right-back Seamus Coleman.

Saints signed Frenchman Jeremy Pied to do battle with regular right-back Cedric Soares earlier this month and may be prepared to let Martina go.

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