He is currently on loan with Hull City, the latest in a long series of temporary moves away from Goodison Park for the 25-year-old.
“I'm thinking I need a home in the summer, somewhere to put my roots down and crack on with my career.
“I've been on loan quite a lot now so I'm looking for that place to settle down and really push on with my career.
“Every transfer window you're thinking 'Where could I be next?' and even for personal relationships it's difficult when you're travelling around the country.
“That's part of the game and part of my life for the past five years, so it would be nice to settle down somewhere but football changes very quickly anyway.
“You could be on a permanent deal somewhere and still find yourself moving every window. It's part and parcel of the game but it does take its toll after a while."