Everton veteran Sylvain Distin says he has not spoken to Roberto Martinez since February

The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and has not played for Everton in several months.

Everton defender Sylvain Distin has admitted knowing nothing about his future at the club. The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season and has been struggling for first-team football in the past few months.

He told L'Equipe yesterday:

"On February 2, I went to see the coach about the proposal for West Ham who were offering me a transfer until the end of the season.

"The next day, at a press conference, he said that he counted on me and that I was part of the team. Since that day I haven't been called up once.

"I have no idea why. Ask him. We have not spoken since. There are a lot of things that are lost in football, and you hope there is still a bit of respect.

"But this is not pleasant. When a coach decides that you are no longer in the group you must accept it. What do you do? Go knocking on his door and ask why? If he feels he doesn't have to explain it to me after six years at the club, it's his choice. I have no problem with the club and the players but it's not letting me be competitive."

In fairness to Everton boss Roberto Martinez the Frenchman has not exactly covered himself in glory this season. He has seemingly lost a yard of that incredible recovery pace that was once the forefront of his defensive quality.

Meanwhile John Stones and Phil Jagielka have recently formed a great looking partnership in the heart of the Toffees defence - and certainly seem to be the future regarding those positions.

Distin is not the only centre-back out of contract in the summer. Antolin Alacaraz's two-year deal at Goodison Park comes to an end in the summer and his future is also up in the air.

The truth is neither has had a very good season and Martinez is probably planning on sprucing things up in the heart of defence for next season.

Which will see Distin and Alcaraz move on.

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