John Heitinga has issued a “come and get me” plea to Fenerbahce in an effort to end his Everton misery, according to The
Heitinga was voted Toffees’ player of the year in 2012, but made just 17 Premier League games last season as David Moyes left him on the bench.
Heitinga almost joined the Turkish outfit last summer, and appears keen to have the deal rekindled and allow him to seek a new challenge.
He said of the situation: “I don’t want to extend my contract because it would mean they’d be my final club outside Holland. I have played in Spain and England, so maybe it’s time for somewhere else.
“If Fenerbahce come in again, they’re an option. I was close to joining them last summer. Everton seemed ready to let me go — but then the chairman told me ‘you’re staying’.
“I had been voted player of the season but David Moyes left me on the bench. I did well in training but didn’t play enough.”
Heitinga joined Everton in 2009 for around £6.2m, and has made 114 appearances for the blue half of Merseyside, scoring twice.
With Everton looking set to announce their new manager in the next few days, there is a chance Heitinga’s mind could be changed, should the new face at the helm decide he features in his plans.
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