By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

12th May, 2021 | 7:10am

Kevin Campbell doesn't want loan signings for Everton this summer

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Kevin Campbell claims Everton shouldn’t be considering signing players on loan this summer amid interest in Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.

Sky Sports Italy journalist Fabrizio Romano credited the Blues with an interest in the Uruguay international last week, claiming that Everton are planning on bringing a centre-back to Goodison Park this summer.

Araujo has played regularly for the Catalan giants this season, featuring 30 times in all competitions, with Romano revealing that Barcelona are determined not to sell the 22-year old.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Campbell wasn’t keen on the prospect of loaning players when asked whether he thought Araujo joining Everton on a temporary basis was a viable option this summer.

Campbell said: “He’s a good player, I think they’re grooming him for their first team.

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“I just don’t think Everton should be loaning anyone, they should be buying somebody.

“If Everton want to get serious you go and buy someone. Go and buy them, install them into your team and let them start learning what you want, learning the Premier League.

“If it’s a Premier League player, then he knows the Premier League. If it’s Araujo, he comes in as a good, young, aggressive and fast player who can do a job.

“I think Everton have to start getting serious.”

Everton have come to rely on loan signings in the past, with Andre Gomes, Kurt Zouma, Djibril Sidibe and currently Robin Olsen bolstering the club’s squad.

However if the Toffees do wish to break into the top four in the near future they will need to begin developing more talent at Goodison Park instead of relying upon short-term solutions.

It isn’t easy to complete cut out loan deals because they still possess value, however when it comes to younger players like Araujo, there is little long-term benefit in securing a loan.

In other Everton news, the Blues have been handed a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

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