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Everton ready for next step - Osman

Last Updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:22

Everton midfielder Leon Osman believes the club are in a position to take the 'next step' and win a major trophy this season.

The Blues have not won any silverware since picking up the FA Cup back in 1995 but with the signings that Roberto Martinez has made over the summer, Osman believes they are ready to take the next step.

Everton announced the £28million signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on Wednesday and Osman, who is preparing for a testimonial against Porto on Sunday, thinks it is a massive statement.

"I think we can make the next step," he told reporters at Claire House Children's Hospice, one of the charities that will benefit from the proceeds of his testimonial.

"We have got quality players and the manager has waited to get the right players who are going to fit in on and off the pitch.

"He knows what extra we need for the demands we've got this season with the Europa League. He's a very clever manager and I think we will have the squad to compete for every competition we are in.

"Silverware isn't the next target for me, it has always been the target since I got in the first team.

"It hasn't been achieved yet but it is something that seriously needs to be addressed with the quality players we have got in our squad and have had over the past 10-12 years. It's about time we turned that quality into a trophy."

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