Steven Pienaar dismisses Everton FC exit talk

18 February 2010 08:00
STEVEN PIENAAR has dismissed rumours linking him with a summer move away from Everton.[LNB]The South African midfielder's impressive performances have prompted interest from a number of clubs, who are aware he has only a year left on his current Goodison contract.[LNB]But the 27-year-old, who hopes to shine on home soil in this summer's World Cup, has reiterated his loyalty to the Toffees despite not yet agreeing a new deal.[LNB]He said: 'I feel this is my home. The supporters have always been good to me and I always give 100%.[LNB]'I definitely aim to play here for a lot longer, why not? Talk of moving is only rumours and I am definitely enjoying my football here.'[LNB]Bayern Munich are believed to be considering a move for Pienaar as they look at possible replacements for Franck Ribery.[LNB]But Pienaar, who scored during his 100th Everton appearance against Sporting on Tuesday, would be unlikely to return to the Bundesliga where he had a torrid time at Borussia Dortmund prior to joining the Blues. Manchester City are also thought to be monitoring the ex-Ajax player's situation as they look to add more big names to their squad.[LNB]Meanwhile, Sylvain Distin has questioned his straight red card for bringing down Sporting forward Liedson on Tuesday, which led to the Portuguese outfit converting the resultant penalty for a crucial away goal.

Source: Liverpool_Echo