Everton youngster Nikola Vlasic has commented on his future with the club and seemingly suggested that they have not shown any interest in bringing him back to Goodison Park this summer.
The Croatian was brought to the Toffees by Marco Silva during the summer of 2017 by Ronald Koeman.
Vlasic was given quite a lot of opportunities by Everton last season but struggled to make an impact.
He finished the season without having found the back of the net from 12 top-flight appearances for the Toffees and scored just twice in all competitions.
The 21-year-old Everton attacker was seemingly deemed surplus to requirements at Goodison Park this summer when he was shipped out on loan to Russian club CSKA Moscow.
Vlasic has performed solidly for the Russian Premier League club as he has gone on to so far find the back of the net five times from 20 League appearances.
Vlasic has revealed that nobody from Everton has spoken to him as yet about his future.
“There are people who are responsible for transfers. Let them deal with this issue. I’ve decided to focus on the final part of the championship in Russia,” he told Sport Express.
“I know that the final word will be mine. But for now, I’m not ready to talk about the future. Nobody has called from Everton.”
Vlasic is contracted to the Toffees until the summer of 2020. Everton boss Silva must not make a mistake of selling him this summer or the club could end up regretting it in the future.
Vlasic is far from a complete attacking midfielder but he already has five caps for the Croatian national team.
Winning selection to the national side which finished as runners-up during the 2018 World Cup is no easy task and so he definitely does have the potential to develop into a quality player for Everton.
If the Toffees do not want to include Vlasic in their first-team plans for next season, they should ideally look to loan him out to a Premier League side so we can see if he has indeed matured after flopping in the English top-flight during the 2017-18 campaign.