Gravesen is now 'home sick'

Last updated : 03 January 2002 By Austin Rathe
Thomas Gravesen, Everton's unsettled midfielder, has said that he is homesick, but is still indicating that he doesn't want to leave the club.

"As a footballer there's a lot you shouldn't say when you're in the middle of a contract," Gravesen said."It's up to the club how they want to tackle the situation, but right now I want to talk to the manager."

"If it's possible to sort this out in a reasonable manner then I'd like to do that, and I did say that I want to be closer to my family. I've called Walter Smith and spoken to him, and I still think we have a good relationship."

It is unlikely that Gravesen will sill be with Everton at the end of the season, with The Blues needing to sell to buy, and the dane being one of our most valuable assets.