MX23RW : Wednesday, September 19 03:40:12

Leighton Baines: 'Transfer speculation was stressful'

Leighton Baines admits that the transfer speculation which surrounded him last summer was stressful.

Leighton Baines has admitted that the transfer speculation which surrounded him last summer was stressful.

The Everton full-back was repeatedly linked with a move to Manchester United before the start of the season, but claims that he had no say in the decision which saw him stay at Goodison Park.

"It was a bit of a stressful time because you're not sure what way it's going to go," Baines is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. "You just try to conduct yourself in the proper manner as much as you can. I had those conversations myself. I didn't have someone in there for me feeding back.

"I spoke with the manager, the chairman and we had private conversations. They kept me in the loop all along. From this end you might get credit for turning someone down that you probably don't deserve because you didn't, I sat on the fence and saw how the thing played out.

"If I was playing for a foreign club I may have acted differently but I think there is a different level of respect. Maybe it was just how I was brought up."

Baines is expected to be involved when Everton host Manchester City on Saturday.

Share this article now:
Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on March 29, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: Everton vs. Man City
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea55001441015
2Liverpool5500112915
3Manchester CityMan City54101431113
4Watford5401105512
5Bournemouth5311107310
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs530210649
7Arsenal530210919
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd53028809
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves52215508
10Everton513189-16
11Leicester CityLeicester520389-16
12Crystal Palace520346-26
13Southampton51226605
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton512279-25
15Fulham5113712-54
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104511-63
17Cardiff CityCardiff502339-62
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield5023211-92
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle501448-41
20Burnley5014310-71

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account