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Noel Whelan ripped apart Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson following his performance in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Leeds striker believes Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has seen enough of Sigurdsson in order to decide whether he needs him or not.

Football Insider recently revealed that Ancelotti is keen to cash in on the £45million signing from Swansea City to raise transfer funds, but his exit is more likely to be in the summer rather than in January.

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Whelan claimed that the 30-year-old midfielder has failed to live up to expectations at Goodison Park as he’s actually “done nothing” at the Toffees.

The ex-striker then admitted that while Ancelotti should get rid of Sigurdsson there may not be a queue of clubs willing to take him on.

When asked if Everton should get rid of Sigurdsson and if Ancelotti would have made up his mind by now, Whelan told Football Insider: “Yeah, you do as a manager.

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“You get given your opportunity if you don’t take it, see you later.

“It is what it is, he’s not hit the heights of what everyone expected at Everton, he’s actually done nothing at Everton really.

“So now is the time where Ancelotti has seen enough if someone wants to take him on, fantastic, but I don’t think they’ll be a queue of people to take him on, he’s not done enough.”

Everton signed Sigurdsson from Swansea in August 2017 in a deal that is believed to have been worth £45million.

The Iceland international has regularly featured for the Toffees this season, scoring two goals and registering one assist in the process.

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