Agent issues Pienaar warning

The agent of midfielder Steven Pienaar has warned Everton that they run the risk of losing the South Africa international for nothing when his current deal runs out next summer.

Pienaar has been in fine form this term and with the World Cup finals in his homeland starting in June, Ivan Modia believes the 28-year-old could put himself in the shop window on the biggest stage.

A number of clubs have been linked with his signature this season and Modia has warned David Moyes and the Toffees hierarchy to step up discussions to secure Pienaar's future or risk losing their prized asset.

Speaking to reporters, Modia said:"At the moment we are looking at every situation and it will be sorted one way or another before the World Cup.

"We have had some interest expressed from clubs in Europe, but we haven't talked to them because everything must go through Everton because he is under contract.

"It is possible (Pienaar could leave), but it is also possible he will stay at the club. I am not saying he is leaving the club because that is not true.

"Negotiations have been ongoing since the start of the year, but it has not been an intense process.

"One is to get a new contract, but if he did not he would be looking for a solution. He goes to the World Cup this summer and that would be a good way for Everton to make money from it."

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