Everton defender Leighton Baines has struggled for appearances so far this season.

Everton fans seem divided over Marco Silva’s idea to potentially play Leighton Baines in midfield.

Baines has struggled badly for game time this season, with Lucas Digne taking his left-back spot.

The experienced full-back could now be moved into midfield, according to Silva.

“It is possible,” the Portuguese boss said to the Liverpool Echo. “You are talking about a player with fantastic individual qualities. It is not something I have spoken to him about, but it could be something that happens in the future.”

The comments have drawn a mixed response from Everton supporters, who are divided over whether or not it is a good idea.

While some Everton fans think it is worth trying Baines out in midfield, others are more concerned.

If Baines could force his way into Everton’s midfield it would provide him with a lifeline at Goodison Park.

The 34-year-old has actually been linked with a move away in recent times, although he has chosen to stick around so far.

Everton have Idrissa Gueye and Andre Gomes currently playing in midfield for them, and breaking up their partnership would be tough.

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