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Everton's David Moyes calls on countries to cover internationals' wages
Andy Hunter - 3 years ago

David Moyes has called for international associations to pay the wages of players they use during domestic seasons, as Everton prepare to lose Tim Cahill for up to six weeks to the Asian Cup.

Cahill is Everton's leading goalscorer with six already this season and their only attacking player to find form, but he could be absent from mid-December until late January due to Australia's involvement in the tournament in Qatar. While Moyes does not dispute the legitimacy or timing of the Asian Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations, he believes the growing expense of players' salaries should pass from clubs to countries during those international tournaments.

"We sign African players and we accept that they will be away," the Everton manager said. "But when we signed Tim Cahill, Australia were not in Asia's pool, they were in Oceania. So we didn't expect to be missing Tim Cahill.

"When you sign African players you accept they will go to the Africa Cup of Nations. You cannot turn round and say to the African nations: 'Bring yourself in line with us', because their weather or their seasons are different from us. You can't say it about the J-League. You can't ask them to change, but maybe if you are going to take the player away in the middle of the season then shouldn't a club get reimbursed?"

Moyes said he will attempt to delay Cahill's departure for Australia's pre-tournament training camp for as long as possible. But he was forced to concede: "They are due to take him [in] mid to late December and depending how far they go in the tournament will determine how long he is away. Tim is massively important for us. He is going to be a really big miss. I cannot do anything about it. All I hope is that I get as much time with him before he goes away or, sadly, you start hoping they get knocked out of the tournament because you get them back quicker."

The Everton manager has refused to dismiss speculation that Johnny Heitinga is looking to leave in the January transfer window. Heitinga has struggled to hold down a first-team place this season, with his form dipping since returning from Holland's run to the World Cup final in the summer, and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Asked if the Dutch international could leave in January, Moyes said: "I don't know. We have had no offers, but you hear bits of rumours like everyone else. There has been no official contact from anybody regarding Johnny Heitinga.

"I think he is of the character and the type to battle for his place. I have no reason to think anything other than it is just speculation. I haven't heard from Johnny or any clubs. He has to get on with it. There is competition for places and he is involved in that."

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