Everton’s Marco Silva opens up on the future of Nikola Vlasic

The future of Nikola Vlasic

Everton boss Marco Silva has opened up on the future of Nikola Vlasic as his loan spell with CSKA Moscow nears its completion.

Vlasic signed for the Toffees under Ronald Koeman back in 2017 and looked to be a bit of a bargain.

With plenty of potential a low-risk fee at £10million, Vlasic looked to be a solid option in the squad.

However, it didn’t really work out.

The Croatian struggled in his debut season and eventually found his time on the pitch limited.

When Marco Silva became Everton boss, Nikola Vlasic was loaned out to CSKA Moscow where he’s actually impressed.

Vlasic has scored eight goals and assisted six this season, with one of his goals even coming against Real Madrid.

Now, Marco Silva has given an insight into his future.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Manchester United players look dejected during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

“We will make a decision for him”

The Everton boss has remained tight-lipped over whether Vlasic would have a spot in his squad next season.

Instead, he claimed that ‘when the right time comes, we will make a decision for him’.

“We wanted Nikola (Vlasic) to play as much as possible to demonstrate his best qualities,” he explained to Croatian TV, as cited by Sport Witness. 

“We are watching him very closely.

“When the right time comes, we will make a decision for him. I am pleased that he is playing regular football, that’s the reason why we sent him to Russia in the first place.”

Whether that means a fresh start at Everton or a move, Vlasic will certainly be one of the many names popping up in the rumour mill this summer.

Barcelona set £18million price tag for Andre Gomes

One player who could also be on his way out of Goodison Park is Andre Gomes.

The midfielder’s loan is set to end after the current campaign.

Though, due to Barcelona’s asking price, they could have a competition on their hands to sign him permanently.

Click here to find out more about Gomes’ future. 

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