Report: Allardyce likely to loan out Everton's Nikola Vlasic this summer

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

Nikola Vlasic has barely featured in the Premier League since Sam Allardyce arrived at Everton and now he could leave Goodison Park.

Nikola Vlasic of Everton scores his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in...

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.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

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.

Nikola Vlasic of Everton (L) celebrates with Gylfi Sigurdsson (R) after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at...

Everton fans vented their fury on Twitter when the Allardyce admitted that the popular Vlasic was unlikely to play again in the final few months of what has been a disappointing season.

So no doubt suggestions that he might not be at Goodison Park next year will not go down too well either.

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