Everton currently have fourteen players out on loan, with five of those playing in top-flight European leagues.

Here’s a closer look at how those five are faring so far this season…

Moise Kean – Paris Saint-Germain

After a frustrating first season at Goodison Park under all of Marco Silva, temporary boss Duncan Ferguson and then current Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian striker was sent out to the French capital in search of regular football.

He has since bagged 16 goals in 35 appearances, with three of those coming in his eight Champions League games.

Starting the season under Thomas Tuchel before Mauricio Pochettino took over in the new year, Kean has been played in several positions across the French champions’ front line including both sides of attack and a central role.

Kean has expressed his desire to stay in Paris on several occasions, but both him and his club have said it depends on negotiations this summer. Everton could potentially make a profit on the £27.5 million they paid Juventus in August 2019, unless Ancelotti sees the striker as part of his plans for next season.

Theo Walcott – Southampton

Ancelotti decided at the beginning of the season that Walcott would not be part of his plans, so allowed the winger to return to his first club on loan for the final year of his Everton contract on last summer’s deadline day.

The 32-year-old has played 21 times for the Saints this season, scoring twice and assisting three goals. He has also been played both up front and out wide on either flank, but suffered a hamstring injury in the new year which kept him out for a couple of months.

Ralph Hasenhuttl recently restored Walcott to his starting line-up, as the former England international became a key part of the attack when fit. According to talkSPORT, he may well have found himself a permanent home when his contract at Goodison Park runs out this summer.

Jonjoe Kenny – Celtic

The right-back has been an ever-present at Celtic Park under both Neil Lennon and John Kennedy since joining on loan at the end of January.

Some recent showings have caused fans to question the 24-year-old, but he is still in favour after the majority of his performances have been solid.

Kenny still has a year remaining on his contract after this summer so still has time to convince Ancelotti of his value.

Cenk Tosun – Besiktas

Despite Everton’s lack of senior strikers, Tosun was allowed to re-join his former club on loan in January. He has only managed four appearances so far, but bagged three goals and an assist in those games.

He suffered yet another major knee injury in his most recent match for the Turkish side, requiring surgery and is likely to be out for the remainder of the season. The striker does still have another year on his Everton contract remaining, and was frequently used off the bench by Ancelotti since the Italian took over.

Nathangelo Markelo – FC Twente

The 22-year-old Dutch right-back was highly-rated in David Unsworth’s under-23 set-up before moving to his homeland for a season-long loan last summer. He has been entirely restricted to cameos off the bench, with 9 of those yielding just 128 minutes on the pitch.

He suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in October which kept him out until Christmas, but has barely had a kick since returning. Markelo also has another year remaining on his contract after the Toffees offered him a new two-year deal last summer with the intention of a successful loan this season, but unfortunately it hasn’t quite worked out that way.

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