Eighty-seven-times capped Dutchman is desperate to be on the plane to Rio next summer.

Experienced Everton defender John Heitinga says that he will quit the Merseyside giants when the transfer window reopens once again for business at the turn of the year if he has not regained his place in the first team by that point in order to keep alive his dream of playing for his country in next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.

The versatile Netherlands international has only been used as a bit-part player under new Toffees head coach Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park so far in this campaign with the former Wigan Athletic manager instead preferring to utilise Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin as his first-choice centre backs.

And as a result Heitinga has featured in just the two matches in total for Everton and both of those came in the Capital One Cup leading the 29-year-old to announce that he will depart Merseyside come the turn of the year unless he has found his way back into Martinez’s first-team plans that is.