I thought he asked his agent to approach them? Sounds like he instigated it himself.
Paraphrasing the Athletic article as we can't post it but....last week him and Brands had discussed transfers, preseason was finalised, his son was moving from a flat to a house in Woolton.
Monday Perez/Real called him offering if he wanted the job.
There was no underhanded tactics, no disgruntlement, no anti-everton agenda. Real called and he couldn't turn it down.