Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s transfer request raises Everton’s enigma in January
It’s fair to say that Jean-Philippe’s time at Everton certainly hasn’t gone as planned so far, writes Adam Jones.
The midfielder has been extremely unlucky for most of his time at Merseyside so far, suffering from a long string of injuries which have severely limited his time on the pitch.
Just as he’s seemingly making a comeback and is finally ready to make a side impact once again, a separate issue arises that rules him out again for a set period of time.
Even this tenure, after recovering from the long-term issues that kept him absent for the majority of his first two campaigns with the Blues, he’s still struggled to make an impact so far.
Again, injuries and other absences were a factor – a tooth abscess and a thigh problem being the latest pair of issues to cause the 25-year-old to miss club football.
But that does not prevent certain reports linking him to a possible departure from the club, as early as the January transfer window in fact.
According to Turkish publication Takvim, Fenerbahce is reportedly interested in bringing Gbamin to the club in the winter – potentially lining up an offer for the Everton man and Spurs star Ryan Sessegnon.
While rumored to be right that at the very least by the minute, it raises an interesting conundrum for both the player and the club.