While the transfer window may be closed for incomings at Everton, there is still plenty of time for departures from Goodison Park, especially concerning the club’s plethora of young players itching to play first-team football.
While David Unsworth’s Under-23s began their Premier League 2 campaign as defending champions earlier this week, the former Everton caretaker manager will be looking to loan out a number of his stars players this season, as they continue their development ahead of potentially earning a senior spot in the future.
Everton are blessed with a talented rank of young players, but a direct path into the first-team is not easy to come by, not the least without first cutting their teeth at a senior level, most likely in the lower divisions of English football.
While many players have already found their temporary club for the season, others are still waiting in the wings at USM Finch Farm, so we have looked at which players could potentially leave in the near-future.
The 20-year old centre-back is at the time in his career where he needs to begin taking steps towards senior football.
Having not been out on loan before, Feeney has only ever played for Everton’s youth teams, save for two appearances in Europe for Everton’s first-team. The U23s captain needs that experience
Hornby played a starring role for Unsworth’s side last season, but he needs first-team football to continue his development.
Considered one of the brightest talents at the club, Everton and Silva will be keeping a watchful eye on his progress.
Beni was considered a huge prospect last season and even impressed in the few appearances he made in the 17/18 season, however an injury ruined his chance at loan experience last season.
With Dennis Adeniran having seemingly leap-frogged Baningime in the pecking order, the midfielder will be keen to go away, prove his worth and return stronger.
At almost 22-years old, Connolly has now reached the point where he needs to be playing every week, and with his path at Everton blocked it appears unlikely that he’ll make it at Everton.
While a loan spell seems more likely, don’t be surprised if the versatile midfielder moves away on a permanent basis.
Evans has now risen above the level of U23 football and certainly needs a loan spell to continue improving as a footballer.
Evans has already joined Morecambe and Blackpool on loan, and a step up above that to the Championship level seems the natural next step for the 20-year old.
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