Everton should give holding midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin the chance to prove that his injury issues are now behind him.
Injuries have limited Gbamin to just six Premier League appearances since his move to Goodison Park, playing just 255 minutes of league football (FBRef).
The Liverpool Echo confirmed on Friday morning (8 July) that Gbamin had returned to preseason coaching, so he must be given an opportunity to lastly come good.
Gbamin spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Russian giants CSKA Moscow, the place he lastly discovered common soccer.
He shone throughout his time within the Russian capital, enjoying nearly 4 occasions as a lot soccer for them as he has for Everton whereas additionally grabbing 4 aim involvements.
Give him a shot
There is little doubt that Gbamin is proficient after beforehand shining for Mainz 05 and RC Lens earlier than heading for Merseyside.
Everton forked out a sizeable £25million charge on Gbamin based on the BBC, and there was a motive why the charge was so excessive
He has nothing to show within the expertise division, however what he does must show is his health.
Two critical accidents have stored him out for a mixed 538 days, just below one-and-a-half years, however that appears to have been left previously.
During his time in Moscow, he maintained each health and type and didn’t miss a single match via damage.
Both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan faltered at factors throughout final season and with Everton being strapped for money proper now, Gbamin could possibly be like a brand new signing for Frank Lampard.
He additionally provides the flexibility that Everton would want going into subsequent season, with the ability to play at right-back and centre-back in addition to central midfield.
As Everton proceed to hunt round for brand new signings, Gbamin might provide them an answer with out a switch charge.