And the explanation comes after he claimed the Blues blocked a deadline day for the 28-year-old to move to AS Roma.
The agent of Everton’s assailant Bernard says the Brazilian might seek a move from the club in January.
Bernard has not yet started a Premier League game for Everton this season.
Bernard was reminded of his value to the squad and that Carlo Ancelotti wants him to remain part of his options this season.
However, ECHO learned that Everton had indeed not received an official request from the Italians on the deadline, although it was initially assumed that they had discussed Bernard during the talks about the deployment of goalkeeper Robin Olsen in Goodison.
ECHO was informed that the club would consider his transfer if Bernard received an offer for regular football in the first team.
In the meantime, however, it has emerged that the Roma did not mention Bernard’s name – and the possibility of a move – as a loan or on a permanent basis – during the talks about Olsen on Monday.
Bernard’s agent, Adriano Spodato, was quoted as having told LaRoma24 – and quoted by Sport Witness: “We tried to convince Everton to let him go, but the English club did not agree. Not even on loan.”
Spodato, when asked about moving to Roma in January, is quoted as saying: “I think that the player could be sold for about 7 million euros.
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