Roberto Martinez has admitted the World Cup will mean he may have to wait until the last minute to complete his transfer business.
Martinez: “It is a World Cup year and things will get delayed and certain situations will be worth us waiting until the last second to see if they happen or not and that is something we are well in control of,”
“We have our targets and we have highlighted the positions we need to bring players in.
“But I also have a few young players who will be given an opportunity in pre-season and depending on how they do they will fill some of those positions in the fist-team squad. I think our young players next season will have a massive say in how good we are going to be.”
“Recruitment is going to be important, every time you bring a player into the club there is always a margin of error in terms of how they will adapt.
“The right characters need to come to the club and we need to be large enough in terms of numbers to face every competition with a real desire to hit good performances.
“I do feel we have to be really clear in what we need, who we bring in, and it is going to take until the last day of the window to finalise the squad.”