Steven N’Zonzi has revealed he plans to leave Sevilla after a breakdown in relation with his manager Eduardo Berizzo.
Steven N’Zonzi has been a massive success in Spain since swapping Stoke for Sevilla and his performances have alerted the attentions of Arsenal and Everton.
The Premier League duo have been linked with a transfer for N’Zonzi and the France international has now handed his potential suitors a massive boost.
While N’Zonzi insists his trip to London on Tuesday ‘has nothing to do with a transfer’ and was purely to visit his son, the 28-year-old believes the time has come to leave the club he joined in July 2015.
‘The coach pointed the finger at me [at half-time of the Liverpool game]. I will not repeat it… but his words affected me,’ N’Zonzi told France Football.
‘Publicly, he said in future he would only select players who fit his vision for football. What does that mean?
‘Whether in a 4-3-3, 3-5-2 or any other formation, a player must adapt to what his coach demands and I have always done it.
‘The fact I was always professional despite the circumstances, that I always did my job, I found it unfair.
‘My future is clearly away from Seville. The only thing that disappoints me is the way it has ended.’
Everton are currently leading the race for N’Zonzi, who has a buyout clause of £35.2million, but the club are hopeful of striking a deal closer to £25m for him in the January transfer window.