Davy Klaassen is not the only one of Everton’s summer signings to have barely been seen since Sam Allardyce took over at Goodison Park.
Nikola Vlasic started brightly on Merseyside after his £10 million arrival from Hajduk Split, offering the lively pace and creativity that the Toffees were lacking in the first few weeks of the campaign under Ronald Koeman.
But the 20-year-old Croatian has not made a Premier League appearance since the draw with West Bromwich Albion almost two months ago and has started only twice since Allardyce arrived back in November.
And Sportske Novosti has now reported that there is a good chance that Vlasic will be sent out on loan by Everton this summer if he is unable to force his way into the 63-year-old’s plans between now and the end of the season.
The January arrival of Theo Walcott, coupled with Yannick Bolasie’s return from injury, means it appears unlikely that Everton fans will see much more of the player they beat Inter Milan to last year before the campaign is over.
So no doubt suggestions that he might not be at Goodison Park next year will not go down too well either.