Nikola Vlasic & Everton
Nikola Vlasic is still an Everton player.
The 21-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder is on the books at Goodison Park until the end of the season.
However Vlasic is never expected to play for Everton again as he’s been loaned to CSKA Moscow until the end of the season.
Vlasic has impressed in Russia. He’s scored seven goals for CSKA this season, while he’s also scored against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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Vlasic: ‘Everton think they are on par with Tottenham’
This week Vlasic has sat down for a new interview with Croatian outlet Sportske Novosti.
During the interview, Vlasic has mocked Everton for thinking they are as good as Tottenham:
Everton has spent $100 million last year on reinforcements. Only three players – Richarlison, (Yerry) Mina and (Lucas) Digne – cost about 90 million.
Everton are looking for great names and players from big clubs, like Barcelona.
Despite these immense investments, the team is currently in the 11th place. That means there will be new, big purchases (in the future).
I know (Everton) have decided internally that they will try to be the new Tottenham and join the biggest league clubs.
What went wrong for Vlasic at Everton
Vlasic also opened up about why his move to Everton didn’t work out.
For the Croatian, his problems are all Sam Allardyce’s fault:
Everything changed after (Ronald) Koeman left. The football played under Big Sam was awful, if it could even be called football.
In such football I do not have a place. The football team was terrified by everything – the fans mostly.