Everton’s attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic has informed the Toffees he wants to leave the club on a permanent deal this summer, according to the Football Insider.
The reliable outlet report that the 21-year-old, who still has three years remaining on his £25,000-a-week contract [Spotrac.com], has told Everton he wishes to leave the club and director of football Marcel Brands is believed to be working on arranging a deal.
Vlasic enjoyed an impressive campaign on loan in Russia with CSKA Moscow, scoring eight goals and assisting a further seven goals in 31 appearances this term, and it is thought that his form has attracted the interest of clubs in Italy, Turkey and France.
CSKA Moscow are also believed to be interested in making a permanent move for Vlasic, but are not likely to be able to afford Everton’s £12million valuation of he player.
Vlasic has had an impressive season out on loan in Russia from Everton, and it is no surprise to see the midfielder wanting to be allowed to leave Goodison Park to go and get regular game time again next term. It has not quite worked out for Vlasic at Everton, despite him showing fleeting glimpses of his quality, and the 2-year-old will be hoping to continue his good form from this season with a new permanent club next season. If Everton can recoup some of the £10million they repaid to sign him from Hajduk Split two-years ago then it could be best for both parties to part ways this summer. It would allow Marco Silva more funds to bring in players who he can entrust to feature consistently for the Toffees. Everton will be hopeful thought that if he leaves Vlasic will not prove to be one that got away, with the midfielder at the age of 21 still having plenty of time to develop and become a quality player, which eh has shown glimpses of so far in his career.