Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Kevin Campbell has stated that Everton cannot complain if Abdoulaye Doucouré decides to leave the club as they had the opportunity to keep him.
The Mali midfielder was previously not part of Frank Lampard’s plans but has become an integral part of Sean Dyche’s team. However, according to Fotospor, his contract is set to expire in the summer and his agent has offered the chance for him to sign with Besiktas.
Following his red card against Tottenham on Monday, Everton will have to find a replacement for the player for the next three games. Campbell acknowledged that the power now lies with Doucouré to decide whether he will need a replacement for next season and beyond.
“It’s out of your hands. His contract’s up at the end of the season so he’s in that position for a reason,” Campbell exclusively told Goodison News.
“He can choose where he wants to go. So you can’t start getting crazy about players in that position because he’s been at Everton for [three] years.
“Everton have had the opportunity to renew, they haven’t taken it. Rightly so he gets the opportunity to pick and choose where he goes. They key is will Everton see how valuable he is that they offer him a deal? And then he’ll have the opportunity to choose if he wants to stay at Everton.
“You can’t cry about something that you don’t have any power over.”