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Published: 14:58 | 29/2/16

Martinez welcomes investment


Everton manager Roberto Martinez is ready for the expectations that will come following Farhad Moshiri's investment in the club.

Over the weekend it was confirmed that Moshiri has bought a 49.9 percent share in Everton, with the Iranian pledging to invest heavily in the club to Martinez has a healthy transfer kitty at his disposal.

With the new shareholder promising to make funds available, Martinez is looking forward to embracing the challenge and expectations that Moshiri will demand.

"It is something I want. As a manager I didn't arrive at Everton saying 'I hope I can stay here six or seven years and go through the motions'," Martinez told reporters on Monday.

"I set the bar really high, I wanted a winning team and I wanted to get into the Champions League and that is still the case. With a new investor and fresh blood into our club all of a sudden you have a new opportunity to get to those aspirations quicker.

"Nothing changes and that is what we want. The chairman and myself will embrace that pressure and that need of delivering the right outcome as we have a strong belief in what we are doing.

"Farhad Moshiri will bring us a different dimension. It is a big moment in the club's history with a new investor coming in.

"The vision Moshiri is sharing will take Everton to the next level - and every single department will be assessed."

While Martinez welcomes the prospect of greater transfer funds, he believes it is important to develop a club that can attract big names.

"It is not just how much money you can spend because in the Premier League, with the new TV deal, you will have money to spend," he added.

"It is creating a club that players want to come to as they feel they can reach their potential and win things. We want to become a winning team. I hope I have a billion pounds to spend in the summer - that would be very nice - but I don't see that as the success of bringing Farhad into the club.

"It is more what we need in the next five, 10, 15 years in terms of creating the perfect club for a player."

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