Here are three Everton players who could benefit from a loan move.
It’s quite an interesting season for Everton so far, good performances in the league have led to some youngsters not getting the opportunities fans thought they would get. Carlo Ancelotti seems to favour experience, with young players rarely being offered opportunities unless there is a suspension or injury.
Giving these circumstances there are a few players who may benefit from a loan move, whether that’s to a lower league in English football or another top-flight in a foreign league. It’s quite a good situation for the Toffees, they have a lot of high-potential talent, and in usual circumstances, these players would’ve been given a chance to play, but with the talent, Everton currently have it’s hard for those players.
Branthwaite is arguably the player with the highest potential out of these three, signed last January from Carlisle for less than a million pounds, and the 18-year old impressed a lot towards the end of the 19/20 season.
This gave Everton fans the expectation that Branthwaite may have broken into the first team, as at least a rotational piece, in the 20/21 season, but with the huge defensive improvement along with the signing of Ben Godfrey, this has limited him to only one first-team appearance in the Carabao Cup.
With most of Branthwaite’s appearances coming for the Everton Under 23s, it would be best for the defender to go somewhere else to get first-team football, with Blackburn rumoured to be interested in taking the defender on loan.
Branthwaite has proven he can defend at a high level and a move to the Championship could really help his development, especially seeing how well Tosin Adarabioyo played for Blackburn Rovers, it’s clear the Riversiders know how to develop young centre-backs.
This would be an amazing opportunity for Branthwaite, and I believe he could thrive in the Championship, a league where he will be rewarded much more for using his size and physicality, and with Tony Mowbray’s side only five points off the play-offs, it could provide some vital experience for Branthwaite to provide him with the chance to break into the first team.