It seems as if Niko Vlasic is not banking on a return to parent club Everton after recent quotes with a Croatian website.
Vlasic is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow for the rest of the season and is performing well - scoring seven goals and registering four assists in 20 appearances, including a strike against Real Madrid in the Champions League, but despite his good form the the 21-year-old midfielder does not see a future for himself at Goodison Park and in an interview with Sportske, stated that the Merseyside club's recruitment process will mean that he will likely leave the club at the end of the season:
Everton spent about 100 million pounds on reinforcements last summer. Only three players - Richarlison, Mina, and Digne - paid around 90 million.
Despite these huge investments, the team is currently in the 11th place, which means it will seek new big purchases because I know that they have decided firmly to try to be the new Tottenham to join the biggest clubs in the league.
When you bring three players out of Barcelona in a few days, then it's clear that you do not have much care for those who came from the small league.
For something like that they'll count on players which cost around 50 million pounds hence I expect that they are going to sell me as soon as they get right offer.
Vlasic saved his most stinging criticism for ex-Everton boss Sam Allardyce however, giving a fairly grim picture of life under the 64-year-old:
Everything changed after Koeman left. The football played with Big Sam was awful, if it could even be called football.
In such football I do not have a place. The football team was terrified by all, the fans mostly.
Allardyce has been out of a job since leaving Everton at the end of the season, and was recently in the news for having a go at Marco Silva's style of play, and it's clear that his exit from the club still rankles with the one-time Limerick coach:
You can talk about playing it out from the back and attractive football, but you will never survive, as Ronald Koeman and Roberto Martinez learned," Allardyce told Talksport. "They all played so-called better football than me, but they didn’t survive."
Unfortunately for Allardyce, it seems that in these times his style of play will not survive either.