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Everton Loan Recap: Onyekuru, Vlasic and Holgate Impress

How did Everton’s 21 out-on-loan players get on?

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It was another mixed week for Everton’s out-on-loan contingent, but the same names seem to keep impressing on a regular basis.

The question is, though: do Henry Onyekuru, Nikola Vlasic and Mason Holgate have Goodison Park futures?

The Youngsters

Henry Onyekuru - Galatasaray

Thriving at Galatasaray right now. After netting a brace in midweek, Onyekuru provided a visionary assist for the third and winning goal as Gala came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Bursaspor.

Onyekuru has scored 11 goals in 34 appearances for Gala, although 35-year-old Arouna Kone has also netted nine times in just 21 appearances in the same league this season (just for some context).

So, whether he’s done enough to justify the “€40 million move to Bayern Munich” links are highly dubious. That said, he was called up to the Nigeria squad again this week, further boosting Everton’s hopes of securing a work permit for the youngster.

Nikola Vlasic – CSKA Moscow

Was CSKA’s creative force once more as they beat Ural 1-0. The youngster created five chances in the game and completed four dribbles. He’s again been called up to Croatia’s national team for the international break.

Antonee Robinson – Wigan Athletic

Has been thrown back into the action at Wigan after recovering from a thigh injury. Started two games against local rivals last week, first falling to a 3-0 defeat to Blackburn before a 5-2 thumping of Bolton saw the Latics move away from the relegation zone.

Beni Baningime – Wigan Athletic

Didn’t make the Wigan squad for either game, assumedly due to fitness issues. Been a bad year for Beni after an impressive breakthrough campaign last season.

Callum Connolly – Bolton Wanderers

Bad week for Bolton, but the versatile Connolly saw plenty of action, playing 90 minutes at left-back in their 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, before partnering fellow Everton loanee, Joe Williams, in the middle of the park for their 5-2 battering by fellow strugglers, Wigan.

Although his side are struggling, he’s being rewarded with much more game time after swapping the Latics for the Trotters in January.

Joe Williams – Bolton Wanderers

Started and completed both of Bolton’s games, but the Wanderers look doomed to relegation at this point.

Matthew Pennington – Ipswich Town

Put in a solid performance in a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Kieran Dowell – Sheffield United

Not getting as much game time as one would hope as he was sacrificed in a tactical move at half-time following a red card in United’s 1-0 win over Brentford, before making a late cameo appearance in their win over Leeds by the same score line. He could yet prove have a big impact as the Blades continue their push for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Mason Holgate – West Bromwich Albion

Scored his first senior goal since his Barnsley days with a header from a corner as West Brom beat Swansea 3-0, before putting in another strong showing at right-back in their 1-0 win over Brentford.

It’s been an impressive spell from Holgate thus far with the Baggies apparently keen to sign him permanently. It seems unlikely that the Blues would let their most impressive young defender go, though.

Antony Evans – Blackpool

Just eight minutes of action for Evans as he came off the bench in Blackpool’s 1-1 draw with Doncaster.

Shayne Lavery - Falkirk

Yet to start for the Scottish Championship side and not appeared since a late substitute appearance on 2nd February.

Joe Hilton – Marine

Continues to impress between the sticks for seventh-tier, Marine, although his side suffered two defeats last week.

The Deadwood

Ashley WilliamsStoke City

Three 0-0s in a row for 16th placed Stoke, but Williams has had to watch most of this action from the bench, just making late cameos against Derby and QPR.

Not started a game since 2nd February and his Premier League career is now surely over with his Everton contract expiring in the summer.

Cuco Martina - Feyenoord

Started at right-back as Feyenoord loss 3-2 Willem II.

Luke Garbutt – Oxford United

In and out of the Oxford side like a jack-in-the-box, but has been left watching from the bench for the O’s last two games.

Shani Tarashaj - Grasshopper

After returning from the wilderness for a few cameo appearances from the bench, 24-year-old Shani Tarashaj has disappeared once again.

Kevin Mirallas - Fiorentina

Started but was brought off just before in the hour in Fiorentina’s 2-1 loss to Cagliari.

Mo Besic - Middlesbrough

Got an assist but was subbed off on 77 minutes in Boro’s 2-1 loss to Preston.

Yannick Bolasie - Anderlecht

Another goal for Bolasie as Anderlecht beat Oostende 2-0, taking his tally to four goals from seven games in the Belgian top flight.

Sandro Ramirez – Real Sociedad

Looked lively and had a few decent chances as he started Sociedad’s 1-1 draw with Levante. He was brought off to a warm ovation on the hour mark with Sociedad leading. Still yet to score this season, though.

Oumar Niasse – Cardiff City

No action for Cardiff this week.