Allardyce urges Everton outcast to seek loan move

Sam Allardyce has told £25million midfielder Davy Klaassen he needs to go out on loan to have any chance of reviving his Everton career.

The Dutchman only arrived in the summer with then boss Ronald Koeman hailing the Holland international’s “productivity”.

But after a disastrous start to his Blues career where he scored no goals and provided no assists, Klaassen has been unceremoniously dumped from the match day squad.

In fact, the attacker has not played a Premier League game for Everton since September, when he was hauled off after 55 minutes with his team trailing against Bournemouth.

And Allardyce explained that he has told the player in no uncertain terms that he needs to go and play games, after failing to even make the bench in recent games.

“Because he has never appeared on the subs bench it would be better benefit for him and the club if he moved on just on loan,” the Allardyce said.

“He is quite willing to sit and stay and fight for his place but at this moment he is better going out and playing some football. I think that would benefit him and give him the opportunity to play.”

Klaassen is one of a number of players the manager is looking to get off the Goodison wage bill, in an attempt to free up funds to finance a late swoop in the transfer market.

But Allardyce has told the midfielder that there IS still a future for him at Everton, if his loan period at another club proves successful.

“Because maybe next season he might be good enough,” he said when asked why only a loan deal for the Blues flop.

“You look how many players don’t make it in their first season from abroad. There are hundreds and hundreds of them. And at every club. Given a full pre-season and then you wait and see.”

While the Everton boss will largely concentrate on trimming down his 35-man first team squad with potential sales and loans before the window, he admitted there is still a chance he could bring a player in before the window closes.

And he hinted it could be in midfield, with James McCarthy ruled out for up to a year with a double leg break.

“We were looking in the full back position. That hasn’t materialised. A Midfield player at the moment there is not anybody who is available or good enough.

“But knows who will pop up between now and Wednesday night – there is always a surprise. So we will just have to wait and see.”


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