Johnny Heitinga Set For Everton Departure

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Dutch stopper on his way out of Goodison.

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Everton defender Johnny Heitinga looks set to end his four year association with the club this summer as Turkish giants Fenerbahce lining up a swoop, according to talkSPORT.

The 29-year-old joined Everton from Atletico Madrid in 2009 for a fee of £6.2 million and has gone on to make over 130 appearances on Merseyside. He has come in for some criticism this season after a number of disappointing performances, which will come as a blow to the Dutch international who came close to joining Fenerbahce last summer only for David Moyes to talk him out of it.

However, with Moyes leaving for Manchester United there is a suspected exodus looming over Goodison Park this summer and the Turkish side are rumoured to be coming back with a second attempt at landing his signature.

If he does leave, Heitinga will be linking up with his international teammate, Dirk Kuyt, who joined the club from cross-city neighbours Liverpool last summer. Fenerbahce are hoping to keep up with the big spending of their rivals Galatasaray who have added the likes of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder recently as well as being linked with a summer swoop for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.

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