Heitinga confirms Everton contract talks

Johnny Heitinga has confirmed new contract talks with Everton.

Johnny Heitinga has confirmed new contract talks with Everton.

Speaking from Holland's training camp where he was preparing for last night's game against Andorra, the defender said the high-flying Blues chances of securing a European spot via the League has inspired him.

"There is a big chance that I sign a new contract at Everton, but I'm not sure yet," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I just had a new contract proposal. The deal is not done yet. But I really love it at Everton. Everton is a beautiful club with great fans.

"In the English league it's not obvious that you qualify for European football. Every time we are very close. Right now we do have the squad to reach the Europa League. We're in the fourth position now.

"I'm really looking forward to play European football again. I was used to that at Ajax and Atletico, in the Champions League. I want to reach the highest possible. I want to qualify for European football with Everton. With this squad we deserve that."

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