As well as a succession of injuries and reported alcohol problems, Van der Meyde had personal issues when his daughter, Dolce, was born with severe health issues in 2007 and was unable to leave hospital.
However, Dolce can now be moved and Van der Meyde says that, as his daughter's health is no longer a factor, he wants to leave the club.
"Things are going well with her," he is quoted as telling De Telegraaf.
"In the last two years, a number of clubs wanted to sign me, but we were not willing to take Dolce away from that hospital and her doctors.
"Everton did not understand that - they thought that I was just staying here for the money.
"Dolce was the reason that I wanted to stay, but that was not apparent to them. We can move Dolce now, so we have plenty of options, including the Netherlands.
"I am running on the treadmill every day and I'm fully fit - and, for once, I hope to stay fit for a while.
"Moyes is a worthless man who tried to destroy me, but he didn't succeed. You cannot write me off."