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Everton Striker Nikica Jelavic Demands Immediate Showdown Talks with Roberto Martinez

Croatian’s dream is to represent his country at Brazil 2014.  

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Everton front man Nikica Jelavic is seeking sit-down discussions with new Toffees head coach Roberto Martinez about his future at Goodison Park, says the Daily Mirror.

The Croatia international has only been on Merseyside for the past 18 months now after being brought to Everton from Glasgow Rangers for £5 million on a four-and-a-half-year deal by previous Toffees manager David Moyes.

And initially the 27-year-old made a huge impact at the club, scoring an impressive 11 goals in his first 16 matches in all competitions, including nine strikes in his opening 13 Premier League games under the Scot.

However, Jelavic’s form in front of goal soon hit the buffers, with the striker netting just eight times overall in the entire 2012/13 campaign for Everton, with only seven goals in his 37 top-flight contests last time out.

And with Moyes’s successor at Goodison having recently brought his own attacker to the club in the form of former Wigan Athletic marksman Arouna Kone, the Croatian star is believed to be anxious to sit down with Martinez this week to discuss his plans for the forward.

Jelavic is still currently on holiday following his exertions on the international stage with Croatia earlier this summer, but is prepared to leave Everton if necessary in order to maintain his dream of playing in next year’s World Cup in Brazil.


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