Everton set to offer Heitinga new deal to stay at Goodison Park
21:49 GMT, 28 March 2012
John Heitinga will have more than just Everton’s FA Cup prospects to consider after it emerged that he is in line for talks over a new contract.
After helping Everton book a semi-final place against Liverpool at Wembley, the Holland defender will be invited to open discussions over another deal, as a reward for his outstanding form.
New deal: Everton want John Heitinga to extend his stay
The 28-year-old has established himself as a key member of David Moyes’s squad but is now in the final 18 months of the agreement he signed after arriving from Atletico Madrid in August 2009.
He was linked with a potential move to Spartak Moscow in January but is said to be ‘very happy’ at Goodison Park.