The Germany U20 international, who joined Everton's development squad on loan from the Bundesliga club in January, picked up the injury in a recent U23s match against Norwich and it was deemed serious enough for him to return to his parent club for treatment and assessment.
“He was going back to Wolfsburg for an opinion over here, very similar to what we would do if we had a player out on loan,” Unsworth is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“Their doctors and physios were going to assess him but I've not had the results of that yet.”
“He is going to be out for a short while. Whether that keeps him out for the season or not, I'm not quite sure but hope to find out in the next couple of days."
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1 Posted 21/02/2017 at 16:32:22
2 Posted 21/02/2017 at 18:20:08
Would we buy a player based on performances in the Under-23s? Doubtful.
3 Posted 21/02/2017 at 19:10:07
Probably the only one that answers your question (if I'm reading it right) is David Henen, who did indeed buy on the basis of his performances in our Under-23s (probably among other factors).
5 Posted 22/02/2017 at 01:37:57
6 Posted 22/02/2017 at 08:14:34
So if the boy has potential, why not just buy him outright as opposed to a loan, because even if he showed potential in the U23s, the end of loan fee couldn't be that big; assuming there is an option to buy him of course.
7 Posted 22/02/2017 at 15:11:23
Try before you buy? I know that's not the case for most of them but the loan philosophy seems to have taken deep root in football.
8 Posted 23/02/2017 at 08:03:25
1) To replace Calvert Lewin joining the first team. 2) So that the U23team, who lead the Premier league 2 table, still had a realistic chance to win a title. If our club spent a million pounds to win even the U23 title, it's a great move. 3) Aside from the glory, it helps attract the best youngsters out there. Win, win, win.
9 Posted 23/02/2017 at 08:04:22