Everton are a far cry away from the side they were under Sam Allardyce last season, who, admittedly, brought them away from danger, but in the most miserable way possible.
The new boss, Marco Silva, made every effort to spice up the squad in the summer transfer window, with a number of new additions including: Richarlison, Bernard, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina, and Kurt Zouma. Naturally, with this many players heading into the club, it is expected that those who haven’t been able to make a name for themselves in the first team will be moved on as soon as possible.
Here are two players we’ve selected who need to leave this January…
Ademola Lookman isn’t on this list because he lacks quality, instead he’s here because we believe he won’t get the opportunity he deserves. After a successful spell at RB Leipzig, where he scored 5 goals and assisted 4 more in 11 games, the German club were supposedly interested in making the move permanent earlier this year (as per BBC Sport). Everton blocked all advances, but could be tempted come January if a suitable bid is placed.
Lookman should seriously consider the success of fellow English prospect Jadon Sancho when deciding his future. The young prospect made the switch from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund last year, and after putting in a string of good performances was selected by Gareth Southgate to represent England in their UEFA Nations League ties against Croatia and Spain.
A precedent has been set for young players looking to make a name for themselves outside of England and the Premier League, and Lookman could be the next player to continue his development abroad…
It’s fair to say that the veteran defender has had his day in the Premier League. In the one game he’s played this season, against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Jagielka received a red card for a challenge on Diego Jota, and since then he’s found it hard to secure a spot over starters Michael Keane and Kurt Zouma.
There’s no doubt that Jagielka has been a great servant to the club, and there’s possibly still a role for him to play off the pitch, however his ageing legs are starting to show, and it’s unlikely he’ll ever recuperate the form he once displayed week in and week out.
A move away is unlikely, but certainly recommended at this point…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!