English Premiership

Vlasic rejected Inter for Everton project

2017-11-08 14:32
Nikola Vlasic (Twitter)

Cape Town - Everton play-maker Nikola Vlasic rejected the advances of Serie A giants Internazionale for the Premier League club, says the player's agent Tonci Martic.

The Toffees signed the 20-year-old for £10 million after impressing in a Europa League play-off tie for Hajduk Split against the Merseyside club.

However, his agent claims the lucrative offer and ambition shown by recently sacked manager Ronald Koeman convinced the Croatia international to opt for the English side over a dream move to the San Siro.

"I can confirm that Inter were very interested in buying the youngster, but sometimes a kid can not go where he wants to," he told Calciomercato.

"Everton made a better offer for Nikola, both for the player and for the club, spending a lot of money on a very young player."

While Vlasic has only scored on goal in nine appearances for the struggling managerless English top-flight outfit, Martic claims he is already considering his options due to the departure of the Dutchman.

"His season has not started as good as we had hoped for, but the kid is trying to take his responsibility and turn this negative period around.

"Everton believes in him, but at the moment the most important thing is to find out who will be coaching the club, this because it was actually Ronald Koeman who specifically asked for Vlasic."

Vlasic scored 13 goals and registered 20 assists in 120 games for the Croatain side before his move to Goodison Park.

Read more on:    everton  |  english premiership  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Leicester City v Stoke City, King Power Stadium 14:30
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town, The Hawthorns 17:00
Burnley v Southampton, Turf Moor 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 25 February 2018
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur, Selhurst Park 14:00
Manchester United v Chelsea, Old Trafford 16:05
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 21:45
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.