23-year-old FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer believes he is still wanted by Everton.
Dutch international Leroy Fer hasn’t given up on a summer move to the Premier League and believes he is still on Everton’s transfer target list.
The 23-year-old, who had agreed to join the club in January before failing a medical, still thinks Everton are keen on bringing the FC Twente midfielder to Goodison Park.
Speaking after Holland’s semi-final exit from the UEFA Under-21 European Championship to Italy, Fer told the Liverpool Echo:
“I haven’t heard about anything but I think my manager did.”
“I haven’t heard anything but I think Everton are still interested in me.
“I would like to go to the Premier League this summer, it’s a very nice competition but my focus has been the European Under-21 Championships, [now] we will see.”
The central midfielder scored five goals from 26 appearances for FC Twente last season, as his side finished a disappointing fifth in the Eredivisie table, and would be an impressive addition to the Toffees squad.
Any move for Fer though is likely to be dependent on the future of Marouane Fellaini, who continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal.
New Everton boss Roberto Martinez has said that he expects the Belgian midfielder to still be at the club next season, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that no approach has yet been made to trigger his £24million release clause.