Heitinga 'has options to move'

John Heitinga has been quoted in La Gazzatta dello Sport saying he has plenty of options to leave Everton in the summer.

Last Updated: 24/12/13 at 13:53 Post Comment

John Heitinga: Looking at the prospect of an Italian job

John Heitinga: Looking at the prospect of an Italian job

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Dutch defender has not played in the Premier League all season and only made two appearances in the club's Capital One Cup campaign.

Heitinga has 114 Everton appearances to his name since arriving at Goodison Park from Atletico Madrid in 2009, with former Toffees manager David Moyes paying £5million for the centre-back.

However, with a lack of game-time and Heitinga appearing out of favour under Roberto Martinez, the 87-cap Netherlands international says there are plenty of offers on the table elsewhere.

"There is nothing official," he told Gazzetta dello Sport after being linked with a move to Roma. "My contract expires in June, and there are many chances for me to leave Everton.

"Roma? I heard a lot about their interest. I think we should know something more concrete next week.

"I'm waiting too. I have played in Spain and England, and I'd also try the Italian experience."

Heitinga insists he would be open to a move to Serie A and is hoping to open discussions as soon as possible.

"There are a few Serie A teams interested in me," he added. "I'm waiting for official news from my agents.

"Roma are one of the best teams there are in Italy; if the interest is serious, we'll talk for sure within the next few days."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Transfer news: Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be 'dream' to join Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be "a dream" to play for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea: Mourinho gives flops silent treatment

Jose Mourinho was so disappointed by Chelsea's defeat to League One Bradford that he dished out the silent treatment.

Sepp Blatter shrugs-off UEFA's challenge to his leadership as 'lacking courage'

Sepp Blatter tells UEFA “they do not have the courage” to sufficiently challenge his leadership at this year's election.

Mail Box

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company