Jean-Philippe Gbamin faces further delay to Everton return after fresh injury

Gbamin has suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon whilst training, meaning he will face at least another six months on the sidelines.

The midfielder was signed last summer for around £25 million as a potential replacement for Idrissa Gana Gueye. However, the Ivorian has so far only made two appearances for Everton.

Gbamin sustained a thigh issue in August 2019 and has faced a recovery plagued with setbacks and failed surgeries.

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After nine months, and due to the suspension of the league caused by Covid-19, it was hoped that Gbamin would be able to feature for Everton and play in the final nine games of the season.

As Gbamin entered light training last week he was faced with another setback. An Achilles injury will see him miss the rest of the season, and likely not return to action until 2021.

Morgan Schneiderlin, who is the nearest fit to Gbamin’s role, is suffering from a torn meniscus. It is unclear when he will return.

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This will complicate things for Carlo Ancelotti, He now faces another challenge coming into the transfer window, set to open on June 10th.

Everton are lacking a commanding defensive midfielder who can disrupt an attacking move.
According to a report from HITC Ancelotti may look at Christian Luyindama from Galatasary to fill the void.

The 26-year-old would set Everton back around £13 million.

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