What happened to former Everton loanee Anton Donkor?

Anton Donkor of Jena challenges Thore Jacobsen of Magdeburg during the 3. Liga match between FC Carl Zeiss Jena and 1.FC Magdeburg at Ernst-Abbe Sportfeld on September 02, 2019 in Jena,...

Everton fans may remember winger Anton Donkor from a couple of years ago.

Anton Donkor of Jena challenges Thore Jacobsen of Magdeburg during the 3. Liga match between FC Carl Zeiss Jena and 1.FC Magdeburg at Ernst-Abbe Sportfeld on September 02, 2019 in Jena,...

Everton made a whole host of signings with Steve Walsh as their director of football, but some were a little more memorable than others.

Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Idrissa Gueye and Dominic Calvert-Lewin proved to be decent signings, but fans would probably rather forget about Ashley Williams, Davy Klaassen, Sandro Ramirez and Cuco Martina.

Another player Walsh brought to Goodison Park was winger Anton Donkor, taking him on loan from Wolfsburg for the club's development side.

 

Donkor spent 2017 on loan with Everton, seemingly being viewed as a talent for the future who could eventually earn a permanent move to Merseyside.

Donkor was praised by fans during his time with the Everton Under-23's, but Ronald Koeman wasn't quite so keen, telling the Liverpool Echo that he wasn't impressed after seeing Donkor in action.

His loan move ended without much reaction in the end, as Everton chose not to pursue a permanent deal, but where is Donkor now?

(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Anton Donkor during the Everton FC training session at USM Finch Farm on February 9, 2017 in Halewood, England.

Last season, Donkor went on loan to Hansa Rostock in the third tier of German football, notching eight goals and four assists before returning to parent club Wolfsburg.

Now 21, Donkor has finally left Wolfsburg for good, joining Carl-Zeiss Jena – another third-tier side in Germany – on a permanent basis, as he looks to settle down and fulfil his potential.

Everton will feel that they made the right decision not pursuing a permanent deal for Donkor given that he's seemingly settling around Germany's third tier, but hopefully the winger can now kick on having made a permanent move; after all, some players need to go down a few levels to come back up again.

Anton Donkor of Germany goes past Marlon Fossey of USA during the Under 20s Four Nations Tournament match between Germany and the United States at Leigh Sports Village Stadium on October 5,...

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