Wednesday, 12th September, 2012
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is confident that Everton will continue to track him throughout the forthcoming season, but insists he has held no discussions yet with the Toffees about moving to Goodison Park in January.
The 23-year-old midfielder was poised to join Everton from Club Brugge on loan on transfer deadline day, but world governing body FIFA ruled that the deal had taken place too late, by approximately four minutes.
And so Odjidja has had to remain with Club Brugge, although he stresses that staying with the Belgian giants is certainly no hardship.
"There is no problem. I am convinced that I can achieve great things with Club Brugge", the former Hamburg star told Belgian daily Sportwereld.
"I want to prove myself here once again and take my chance. That is the only solution", he added.
And as for Everton, Odjidja is clear that, if the Merseyside giants wanted him before, they must still want him to some extent and he is confident they will keep a close eye on his progress in Belgium. He has not though started discussions on a January transfer window switch.
"I have not talked to Everton about a possible transfer during the winter", said the midfielder.
"Naturally, I assume that if they wanted me, they will continue to follow me in the coming months.
"I have no choice other than to perform well at Club Brugge and if possible, initiate a transfer later."
Odjidja joined the Belgian side in 2009 after a brief spell with Bundesliga giants Hamburg.
The midfielder started his career at Anderlecht, having graduated from the club’s youth ranks.
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