Everton defender John Heitinga has revealed he may leave Goodison Park this summer so he can end his career in Holland.

The Dutch international made 30 appearances for Everton this season, but it is unclear whether he will be part of Roberto Martinez’s plans.

Martinez took over from David Moyes who left to join Manchester United and there has been much speculation over who he will bring in to Everton in the close season.

Heitinga revealed to Sky Sports: "I've had my worst season since I joined. I don't want to extend my contract because it would mean they'd be my final club outside Holland.

"I have played in Spain and England, so maybe it's time for somewhere else."

Overall, Heitinga has made 135 appearances for the Toffees and was sent off in the World Cup final for Spain while with the club. In total, Heitinga had made 85 appearances for his country, scoring seven times.

David Moyes signed the 29-year-old from Atletico Madrid in 2009, after he made 37 appearances.

Heitinga has played in his home country before, after starting his career in 2001 with Ajax, where he went on to make 215 appearances before leaving for the Spanish capital in 2008.

 

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