Fer unaffected by collapse of Everton move, insists FC Twente team-mate Brama

The club captain has claimed that the midfielder has dealt well with the disappointment of missing out on a switch to the Premier League due to a failed medical
Twente captain Wout Brama has claimed that team-mate Leroy Fer has not been affected by the collapse of his proposed move to Everton in January.

The Netherlands international had been expected to complete a switch to Merseyside after the clubs agreed an £8.6 million fee, but a knee problem picked up during a medical examination scuppered any hopes of a move.

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However, Fer's skipper at the Grolsch Veste has backed the 23-year-old to bounce back from that disappointment.

"Leroy is a very energetic and happy person," Brama told De Telegraaf. "So not only on the pitch but also in the dressing room he's very important.

"Now he was a bit less happy, but that's understandable. A transfer that's been put off has influence on a player, but we didn't notice it in Leroy"

Twente defender Robbert Schilder also explained that Fer has been well treated by his team-mates since returning to the club.

"We adopted Leroy again in our group. For him that's a good thing, because it's not nice to experience something like he did," he said. "Every player has asked him what went wrong."