Everton's homesick Ramiro Funes Mori admits already thinking about re-signing for River Plate

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Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori is already considering a return to River Plate.

Everton centre back Ramiro Funes Mori is quoted by The Sun as saying that he is already thinking about a return to former club River Plate.

Funes Mori, 24, signed for Everton over the summer, and he scored his first goal for the club in the 3-3 draw against Bournemouth last weekend.

With Phil Jagielka out injured, Funes Mori has struck up a partnership with John Stones in the heart of defence, and is gradually settling in to life in the Premier League.

However, it's clear that Funes Mori is missing his life at former club River Plate, having spent so long with the iconic Argentine club.

As quoted by The Sun, Funes Mori has admitted that he is homesick and misses River Plate, especially with the club set to play in the Club World Cup in Japan.

The centre back also says that whilst he knows he will return to play for River Plate at some point in his career, ,he is already thinking about a move back to El Monumental.

"Now I realise what I had in River for many years," said Funes Mori. "I won’t lie about it — I miss River and being with my former team-mates. It was so nice, I miss it so much."

"Sometimes I even ask myself whether it was the right moment to leave just before playing the Club World Cup in Japan. Of course it will happen in the future but I’m already thinking about moving back to River," he added.

For now, Funes Mori will be trying to focus on his career with Everton, given that the Toffees face Crystal Palace on Monday evening - but he appears keen to rejoin River Plate at some stage in the near future, which may be of some concern to manager Roberto Martinez.

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