Everton manager Marco Silva has suggested to The Liverpool Echo that Nikola Vlasic could be part of his plan in the future.
Vlasic joined CSKA Moscow on a season-long loan deal from Everton in the summer of 2018.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder’s current contract with the Toffees runs until the summer of 2022, according to Transfermarkt.com.
The Croatia international joined Everton from Hajduk Split in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £10 million and when Ronald Koeman was in charge of the Toffees.
Everton manager Silva has suggested that Vlasic could find himself in his plan in the future.
Silva told The Liverpool Echo about Vlasic: “He wants to play 90 minutes every week and when we took the decision it was for him to play every week and become stronger for this club.
“Let’s see what will happen in the future. When we took that decision it was not to attract offers to sell him. It was to see if he can be ready to play for our club.
“When I took the decision it was me and Vlasic, not just him. I told him what was my idea and he told me his idea as well. We’ll see what we will do.”
Future at Everton?
Vlasic is only 21 years of age, and it would be harsh to write off him so soon at Everton, especially as the youngster moved to Goodison Park only in the summer of 2017.
If the youngster does well during his loan spell at CSKA Moscow, then he could well find himself in contention to break into Silva’s team next season.