Everton: Amount of wages CSKA Moscow will cover for Jean-Philippe Gbamin revealed

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Despite the winter transfer window shut in England, Everton were able to offload Jean-Philippe Gbamin on loan. CSKA Moscow signed the Ivorian on loan until the end of the season. Such a deal was possible because the Russian winter transfer window remained open until 22nd February.

Gbamin’s Everton career has hardly taken off. Arriving at Finch Farm in 2019 for a fee in the region of £25 million, he was regarded as a successor to Idrissa Gueye – like for like replacement, capable of seamlessly fitting in the same role in the side. However, injuries bogged him down and completely ruined his Everton career.

Three horrible long term injuries over two long and gruesome seasons meant that the 26 year old has just played eight games in two and a half years. Two of those injuries has kept him out for over 500 days.

Back in January, there were reports that Rafa Benitez had told Gbamin to find a new club as he did not see him in his immediate plans. Moreover, the Toffees were also linked to Sean Longstaff at that point but soon after Benitez’s sacking, these reports became dead.

More details of Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin loan emerge

Frank Lampard’s appointment facilitated the arrivals of Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli. Everton have Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Andre Gomes, Tom Davies and Fabian Delph as midfield options. The amount of options in the midfield when the squad his fully fit meant that Gbamin found it extremely difficult to cut into Lampard’s plans.

Everton do need a No 6 but it seems Lampard doesn’t trust Gbamin and is prepared to look elsewhere as the former Mainz man has left on loan. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has provided more details of the loan deal and revealed what percentage of wages will be covered by CSKA Moscow. As per Romano, the Russian side will cover more than 70% of Gbamin’s salary and it is a straight loan deal without any option to buy.

The loan move doesn’t come as a surprise as it allows the Toffees to save wages. Perhaps, a loan move away is a win-win situation for all parties as Everton can offload a rarely used player and save a portion of his wages, meanwhile, Gbamin can try to re-stabilize his career.

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