“For me football is not about the money. I want to hold trophies.
“But when I get into a situation where I can leave but my team will not let me go, then I’m not someone who sulks in training, picks up fines and develops a negative reputation.
“I try to remain calm and treat my club with respect. Hopefully they can treat me also with respect and I can leave through the main door.”
As for Everton, reports have emerged claiming Toffees investor Farhad Moshiri was disappointed with the club’s transfer dealings this summer.
New manager Ronald Koeman made Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie his marquee signing at £25m, with Ashley Williams, Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and loanee Enner Valencia also arriving.