Sunday, February 26, 2017

Defour hints at Porto exit

Belgian midfielder Steven Defour has admitted that he might quit FC Porto in the January transfer window.

The highly rated footballer has lost his place in the starting line-up, having made his last league start a month and a half ago.

And while the 25-year-old insists he is happy at Estadio do Dragao, he could decide to leave unless his status improves.

“Porto are big club and is in the top 10 in Europe. They have a very strong squad,” the midfielder told Belgian TV station RTBF.

“I cannot complain about the current situation in Portugal and I am happy, I am not a loser, but if I do not play at all through to January I might think of another solution for my career.”

Steven Defour featured for Racing Genk and Standard Liege before moving to Porto in the summer of 2011, but he hasn’t quite managed to prove his worth in Portugal.

The Belgium international went on to make just 31 league starts in over two years at the club and it appears he is growing increasingly frustrated by the lack of playing time.

A number of Premier League clubs are believed to be keen on his services, namely Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton.

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