McAleny, Rodriguez and Dyson sent out on loan

Tuesday 31 January 2017  16 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have loaned out three of their U23s strikers for the remainder of the season while an U18s winger has temporarily gone back to Ireland.

Conor McAleny has joined Oxford United, Leandro Rodriguez is moving to Waasland Beveren in Belgium and Callum Dyson has joined Grimsby Town.

Conor McAleny, who is now 24, has had previous loan spells at Wigan Athletic, Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Cardiff City and Scunthorpe United in recent years as he attempted to fight his way into the first-team reckoning with the Blues.

Meanwhile, U18s winger Steven Kinsella has been loaned to Dundalk and both Jack Bainbridge and Mike Donohue were given trials by Stoke City, presumably with a view to joining their development setup.  


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Kieran Kinsella
1 Posted 31/01/2017 at 21:54:27
Oxford competing with Sunderland as the Everton reserves
Alan Humphreys
2 Posted 31/01/2017 at 21:55:54
Isn't he out of contract in the summer like Kone?
Sam Hoare
3 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:05:35
Good luck to him. Decent player in there somewhere.
John Dean
4 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:10:19
I agree with you there, Sam. I couldn't understand why so many fans seemed eager to turn on him, even citing his haircut as proof of his inability.
Chad Schofield
5 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:33:48
I just don't know what happened with him... Looked really exciting 2 maybe 3 seasons ago in preseason, then not really given much of a chance.

Hope he gets a decent run at Oxford.

Steve Ferns
6 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:42:01
At 24, he's too old to suddenly come good and make it at Everton. He's the same age as Barkley and Lukaku!
Ian Jones
7 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:53:16
He still has time to make it somewhere.
Kieran Kinsella
8 Posted 31/01/2017 at 22:56:10
Could be the injuries have taken their toll.
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 31/01/2017 at 23:04:04
Leandro and Dyson also out on loan.
Gary Hart
10 Posted 31/01/2017 at 23:17:31
Wonder if Martinez has had anything to do with Rodriguez going to a Belgian club?
Mark Stone
11 Posted 31/01/2017 at 23:31:48
A very good player. There's no shame in being not-as-good as Lukaku, so not surprising that he couldn't force his way into the first team.

He's always done a job when called upon, and has done well in previous loan spells. But at 24, he needs to be playing first-team football regularly.

He will have a good career in the football league, no doubt. I wish him luck

David Israel
12 Posted 01/02/2017 at 00:52:18
Yes, Kieran #8, I agree with you. A bit like James Vaughan, perhaps, who's now banging them in at Bury, by the way.
Anthony Dwyer
13 Posted 01/02/2017 at 01:11:13
Players have to find their own level, my guess is the Premier League is too high for McAleny.

Anyone got any thoughts on Dyson? I've seen little bits of him but not enough to write him off.

Dan Egerton
14 Posted 01/02/2017 at 01:44:59
Done well at loan spells? He only played 2 games on loan to a Championship club. He couldn't handle tough English football is what. He'll do better in a less physically demanding league.
Paul Birmingham
15 Posted 01/02/2017 at 13:06:38
A few of the lads who've been sent out on loan are approaching the end of their contracts and I sense this the beginning of the end of their time with Everton, given their age, progress and potential to be effective in the Premier League. Good look to them lads, they've done the club proud. I think they will get a club in the summer but perhaps not in the Premier League.

nb: Interesting how we got done by AFC Bournemouth for the Sheffield keeper... let's hope the transfer team is ready for business in the summer.

Mark Stone
16 Posted 01/02/2017 at 23:39:40
Seen him play live a few times Dan, and he's looked a player. I'll see him at OUFC as well because I go to a few of their games with work. I'm not talking about stats. My point is he'll make a good career in the Football League... ie, not the Premier League.

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