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Everton Stopper Claims He Has Options To Leave

Dutchman not short of offers.

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Everton defender John Heitinga has insisted that he has plenty of offers to leave the club over the summer, according to Sky Sports.

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The Dutch international has not made a single appearance in the Premier League this term and has featured only twice in the club’s Capital One Cup campaign earlier on in the season.

Since arriving at Goodison Park in 2009 from Atletico Madrid for a fee of around £5m, he has gone on to make 114 appearances with the club, and has fallen out of favour since David Moyes left to take over at Manchester United over the summer.

But despite not clocking up much game time under Roberto Martinez, the 87-cap Netherlands international has claimed that he is not left wanting for offer from clubs 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.”

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