David Henen has been desperate to leave Everton's Under-23s in order to get regular first-team football. But Everton were having none of it and would not let him go.
Already admitting last year that he'd rejected a five-year deal offer from the Toffees as he wanted to play first-team football regularly, the Belgian starlet looked like one of the guaranteed departures this summer, but that never materialised.
Speaking to La Meuse in Belgium, the 21-year-old has revealed the reasons behind his extended stay at Goodison Park, and it wasn't up to him.
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1 Posted 14/09/2017 at 15:46:53
Oh well, I can't blame him here, he is 21, he's been with Everton a few years and hasn't sniffed the first team while Calvert-Lewin, Lookman and now Vlasic have been inserted right above him. Don't understand why a loan couldn't be worked out. Playing in front of 400 people for the U23s seems like a waste.
Orrrr.... maybe he deserves a shot, scored last match! Henen and Niasse to save the season :O
2 Posted 14/09/2017 at 15:49:49
4 Posted 14/09/2017 at 16:26:49
5 Posted 14/09/2017 at 16:39:00
However one thing these Belgians can do very well is talk, Lukaku, Mirallas and now Henen, he says Everton have said they don't want to let him go only to have to pay £20M for him in the future. Not only can they talk, they all have massive egos as well.
6 Posted 14/09/2017 at 16:51:02
He didn't do much at Fleetwood when on a short loan and wasn't a regular starter. I was surprised some decent teams on the continent were interested in signing him close season. Perhaps he is seen as available at a good price. Or maybe I'm too busy watching my favourites to see his talents.
7 Posted 15/09/2017 at 01:51:40
8 Posted 15/09/2017 at 05:03:20
9 Posted 15/09/2017 at 21:47:13
Anyways, the only worthwhile contribution to the world made by Belgium comes in liquid form. The Black Horse back in the 80s did a superb pre-match pint of real, creamy, imported Stella Artois. Not to be compared with that pale, English brewed, overly fizzy pop dished up in its name these days.
10 Posted 15/09/2017 at 21:55:32
Don't believe everything you read.
11 Posted 15/09/2017 at 23:27:17
12 Posted 16/09/2017 at 20:31:29
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