Victor Anichebe denies reports he wants to leave Everton FC

15 December 2010 11:19
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VICTOR Anichebe has denied reports he wants to quit Everton and insisted he is happy to stay at Goodison Park.

The 22-year-old forward says he wants to resolve his contract wrangle with the Blues, but slammed reports he has rejected a new £30,000 a week three-year contract.

As reported in Monday's ECHO, the actual offer which the Crosby-born, Nigerian international is believed to have turned down is closer to £20,000 a week with the potential to reach £30,000 based on appearances.

Anichebe, who is in the final six months of his current contract, was booed by some supporters when he came off the bench against Wigan on Saturday, and claims the jeers were unsettling.

A number of clubs across the continent are thought to be monitoring Anichebe's situation at Goodison Park as, with the player turning 23 in April, under Fifa regulations he could leave Everton for free when his contract expires next summer.

But the striker, turned right midfielder said: "Obviously, of course I want to stay at Everton. I have been here since I was a boy and I have grown up at the club.

"The whole situation over the weekend about my contract was a bit crazy to be honest. I don't know where it leaked from that I supposedly turned down an offer of £30,000 a week.

Source: Liverpool_Echo