Darren Bent has claimed it makes sense for all parties for forgotten man Jean-Philippe Gbamin to be loaned out by Everton in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa striker insisted the Merseysiders “need to somehow get him up to speed”.
Gbamin has played only 135 minutes for Everton since signing from Mainz in the summer of 2019 for £25million.
Carlo Ancelotti recently revealed that the central midfielder is due to return to the club’s Finch Farm headquarters after the international break after an extended spell undergoing specialising training in France.
Football Insider revealed earlier this week the Everton hierarchy are weighing up a potential loan in January for Gbamin to give him the game time needed to reignite his career.
“They need to somehow get him up to speed,” Bent told Football Insider. “He was brought in to replace Idrissa Gueye and it just hasn’t worked for him because of injuries.
“Maybe sending him out on loan, getting him up to the level that they need might be the way forward.
“The problem with Everton this season is that their starting XI when they’re all fit is very, very good.
“The fact is when they haven’t all been there, they’ve really struggled and that’s why when they started getting injuries they couldn’t maintain their fantastic start.
“It’s something Carlo Ancelotti needs to address because at the minute it’s a little bit concerning the way they’re losing games.”