It’s a messy situation, but here we look at what’s happened/happening with Everton players that went out on loan in 2020/21.
A few are still playing, a few have left the club already, while a few are stuck in no man’s land…
Kieran Dowell – Wigan Athletic
One of many young-ish players that have contracts expiring in 2021, Dowell is going to need to make a big impression on loan somewhere next season.
He has helped Wigan become the most in-form Championship side since January, though.
However, despite Wigan’s remarkable form, they are in the midst of some very strange business goings-on that saw the side put into administration just weeks after being bought. They could also be docked 12 points this season – which would see them relegated as it currently stands.
Nathan Broadhead – Burton Albion
Season over. Returns to Everton.
Despite a positive pre-season under Marco Silva last summer, Broadhead didn’t kick on enough last season at Burton to put him into the Goodison reckoning.
Has one more year left on his Everton deal though and he’s going to need to set the world alight on loan next season if he wants to enter the first-team picture at Everton.
Jonjoe Kenny – Schalke 04
A solid loan spell in which he started almost every single Schalke match at right back. Scored a couple of good goals. Has he improved to the extent that he should be Everton’s first choice right back? Sadly not.
That said, he’s got two more years on his Everton deal.
If Everton fail to sign a right back this summer, he could well return to Goodison and fight it out with Seamus Coleman for a place in the team.
If not, it might be the right time for the 23-year-old to find a new home. He shouldn’t be short of suitors after holding his own in the Bundesliga. Everton could also command a decent fee for him this summer.
Josh Bowler – Hull City
The 21-year-old winger has shown himself to be a useful squad player for Hull this season. He’s made 28 appearances in all competitions and has scored one and provided one assist.
Failed to make Hull’s last two matchday squads, assumedly due to injury.
He’ll stay at Hull in their relegation fight and will likely go on loan again next season
Korede Adedoyin – Hamilton Academical
Was released by Everton after failing to make a first team squad at Hamilton.
Fraser Hornby – KV Kortrijk
Despite a positive start at Kortrijk, Hornby quickly fell out of favour and struggled for minutes. The big 20-year-old striker this week completed a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims for a fee believed to be about £1.8 million.
Best of luck to him in France!
Callum Connolly + Lewis Gibson – Fleetwood Town
Connolly and Gibson were catalysts for Fleetwood’s surge to the play-offs after joining in January. However, the long wait for the play-offs couldn’t have gone much worse for Joey Barton’s side as they crashed to a 4-1 home defeat to Wycombe on Friday, ending the game with nine men too.
Lewis Gibson did win a penalty which saw Fleetwood temporarily equalise, but it was a miserable day all round for the Cod Army, with Callum Connolly being hooked at half-time after picking up a yellow card and his side already 3-1 down.
The second leg takes place on Monday. But this could well be the last game for Gibson and Connolly at Fleetwood.
19-year-old Gibson will likely take in a Championship loan next season, while the versatile 22-year-old Connolly will either be looking for a permanent move this summer, or go on a final eighth loan spell before his Everton contract ends in 2021.
Morgan Feeney – Tranmere Rovers
Was released by the Blues this summer after a disastrous loan spell at Tranmere in which he picked up a season ending injury following his debut.
Luke Garbutt – Ipswich Town
After 11 years, the 27-year-old left-back has left the club. Shouldn’t be short of a few Championship suitors after a strong season at Ipswich.
Carlo Ancelotti on Luke Garbutt leaving Everton after 11 years at the club:— Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) June 30, 2020
Matthew Pennington – Hull City
Took a while to get much of a game at Hull, but 25-year-old Pennington is now holding down the right-back berth at Hull. Still got another year on his Everton contract, but like Connolly, will need to find another loan or a permanent home this summer.
Mo Besic – Sheffield United
Bizarrely decided to come back to Everton rather than extend his Sheffield United loan. Another one with another year to find a new home.
Shani Tarashaj - Emmen
Effectively left Everton permanently after his contract was adapted, but hasn’t played for Emmen this season.
Sandro Ramirez – Real Valladolid
Extended his Valladolid loan until the end of the La Liga season. Barely played since the restart.
Yannick Bolasie – Sporting Lisbon
Stuck in no man’s land after his loan wasn’t extended and he can’t train at Everton due to the current restrictions. One more year left on his contract.
Cenk Tosun – Crystal Palace
At the start of March he suffered a serious knee injury which ruled him out for six months, cutting short his loan spell at Crystal Palace.
Will be hard to find him a new home as he returns from a serious injury and so could be a squad player for Everton next season.
Jonas Lössl – Huddersfield Town
Unless he wants first-team football, Lössl will return to Everton in the summer as back-up to Jordan Pickford. Currently battling to prevent Huddersfield from suffering back-to-back relegations.