After Everton’s last game of the season at home to Newcastle, it was clear as to where Steven Pienaar’s heart lay as he bid an emotional farewell to the Goodison crowd. Will that goodbye be a temporary one however as the player looks at the possibility of a permanent move?
“It’s hard. The first time I left I didn’t say goodbye, and this time around it’s a bit sad. We’ll see what happens in the summer,” Pienaar said after the game.
Later, on his Twitter page, the South African international echoed those thoughts.
“Wana thank all the Everton supporters for making me feel at home was a very sad day for me yesterday. The last few months was the best months in my entire career.”
Watching Steven play, admittedly only on highlights, made it hard to believe that this was the same player that had endured such a disappointing stay at White Hart Lane. But what next from a Spurs point of view?
The issue of a transfer fee may be a problem but should we look to offload to where he is clearly happier or could we somehow accommodate Steven Pienaar in the way Everton do in an attempt to get him playing at his best?