Everton may terminate Brendan Galloway’s loan deal at Sunderland, according to a report.
The Sunderland Echo claims that the Toffees could decide that Galloway’s development is better served elsewhere as he has completely failed to hold down a regular first-team spot at the Stadium of Light.
The 21-year-old defender joined Sunderland on a season-long loan deal in the summer while Simon Grayson was in charge, but since Chris Coleman became manager, the Everton loanee has made just two appearances off the bench.
Coleman has now admitted that Galloway needs to be playing regular football at his age ahead of a potential recall by the Premier League side.
“Brendan is at an age, boys of his age who have come out on loan they need to be playing, his development is important as well,” he said, as quoted by the Echo.
“We are looking at what we absolutely need here to help us out.”
In total, Galloway has made eight appearances across all competitions for Sunderland.
His time in the north-east has still served him better than last season though when he played just five times while on loan at West Brom before he was eventually recalled after rotting in the Hawthorns reserves.
Football Insider verdict
Galloway has reached a major hurdle in his career. He can’t get in the Everton team, he couldn’t get in the West Brom team and he hasn’t been able to get into Sunderland’s team even though they have been battling relegation in the Championship. The once highly-rated defender appears to be going absolutely nowhere and it may now be best for him to leave Everton for good. The left-back, who can also play as a centre-back, was tipped to become a star of the first-team at Goodison Park but nothing has worked out for him. Maybe a permanent move somewhere will help him get more game time and revive his stalling progression.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have received a bid for this enforcer.