Stuck in Everton’s reserves and with a number of clubs interested in his services, David Henen might not be hanging around Goodison Park for much longer.
Last month, we covered the player’s Twitter outburst rubbishing claims he had rejected a new five-year deal from Everton, and we might have been a bit quick to jump to the player’s defence.
We said we found it strange that Foot01.com would report the news when the player clearly denied the story, yet it would appear they were right, because Henen has just admitted to the Belgian press he turned down a new deal at Goodison Park.
Speaking to La Meuse in Belgium, he said: “Because while it’s nice to be in a prestigious football club, I want to play now. If I did this for the money, I would have signed that Everton contract… I don’t think this is the right club for me at the moment.
“I want to feel important again in a club and not just be a player among others. Here, I can only show what I can do in training. In the future, I don’t want to look at the club name anymore, I just want to play.”
Signing in 2014, the 20-year-old forward is yet to make an appearance for the Toffees, despite the player claiming his relationship with Koeman is a ‘very good one’, explaining they have good conversations when the two are alone.
It seems that Henen has now made it extremely clear that he sees his future away from Goodison Park, that is, of course, unless Ronald Koeman brings him into his plans soon.