Unlike previous seasons, Everton have yet to see a massive exodus of players on loan.
Currently, only three young Blues have obtained starts for the season, two of which are heading to the championship and one to the Netherlands.
But you can be sure, with the Blues sacking 14 players on temporary trips last season, that many more players will be on loan in the weeks to come.
Among the Under-23s, Joao Virginia, Con Ouzoundis, Beni Baningime and Josh Bowler are all likely candidates for loan spells, while Nathan Broadhead, Matthew Pennington and Callum Connolly may do the same if Everton don’t receive any offers. for them.
Then, of course, there is still deadwood floating around the first team, with the club struggling to find permanent homes for Mo Besic, Sandro Ramirez and Yannick Bolasie. There are also rumors that Moise Kean may be leaving the club.
But, in the meantime, let’s take a look at how Everton’s three players currently on loan are faring so far.
Nathan Markelo – Twente
After spending three years with the Under-23s, 21-year-old Nathan Markelo was finally sent on to gain some first-team experience this season after joining Dutch squad Twente, on a one-season loan.
Markelo is a versatile player who primarily plays as a starting midfielder, but can also do center-back or right-back work.
Twente has started the season well, winning twice and drawing once with Markelo starting on the bench each time. He made his debut in the 2-0 win over Fortuna Sittard, coming in for the final 15 minutes at right-back. He then made another 12-minute appearance in a 1-1 draw with Feyenoord, but was most recently left on the bench for their 3-1 win over Groningen.
Not the best start, but not the worst. The good news for him is that five substitutes are still allowed in the Eredivisie, so he should have plenty of opportunities to play – at least on the bench.
Appearances: 0 (2)
Dennis Adeniran – Wycombe Wanderers
Like Markelo, Adeniran had a confusing time with the Under-23s without gaining first-team experience.
Thankfully, the 21-year-old central midfielder joined newly promoted championship team Wycombe last Friday and was propelled straight into the starting lineup for their 2-0 home loss to Swansea City.
Wycombe is in the second English tier for the first time in its history and it looks like the season will be long and difficult for Gareth Ainsworth’s side who have lost their first three games without scoring.
Although he had only joined the club 24 hours previously, Adeniran completed the full 90 minutes for Wycombe, making the most assists in the squad (87.5%), while also performing the most defensive actions for his team (two tackles, three interceptions).
It’ll be something of a miracle if Wanderers stays awake this year, but hopefully Adeniran can be a regular feature and still impress them nonetheless.
Appearances: 1 (0)
Lewis Gibson – Lecture
After a very impressive loan spell at Fleetwood in the second half of last season, Lewis Gibson has now been tasked with making a mark in the Championship.
The 20-year-old left center-back joined Reading on September 22 and watched from the bench as the Royals continue their 100% start to the season at Everton by beating Cardiff 2-1.
With his new squad in great shape, he may have to wait for an injury for the experienced duo of Liam moore or Michael Morrison before he got his chance – although the former has also been linked with a transfer to Celtic, which could also increase Gibson’s chances of playing.
Appearances: 0 (0)