The Mirror claim that Everton are considering letting him sign for another club until the end the season with no option to buy when the January transfer window opens.
The report says that there is considerable interest from some Premier League clubs and a number from the Championship in signing him on a temporary basis.
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1 Posted 10/12/2018 at 07:12:38
2 Posted 10/12/2018 at 08:09:24
3 Posted 10/12/2018 at 08:17:13
4 Posted 10/12/2018 at 08:50:31
5 Posted 10/12/2018 at 09:55:58
6 Posted 10/12/2018 at 10:06:29
Central defenders in this league need to be big, bad and mean.
7 Posted 10/12/2018 at 10:20:16
8 Posted 10/12/2018 at 10:30:45
I'd seriously consider giving Davies and Dowell similar opportunity too, as game time is a must for these players. Giving all 3 lads the experience of loan deals to gain 15/20 extra games under a different manager will be great for their development.
Holgate isn't needed now we have Jagielka back as 4th choice; Davies isn't needed even if we sell Schniederlin as Baningime is back along with Jimmy Mc; and Dowell doesn't get a look-in anyways.
All 3 will come back into a Europa League squad hopefully, giving them all 8 to 15 matches each before next season's winter transfer window.
9 Posted 10/12/2018 at 11:06:20
Davies may well be closer to first-team minutes but I'd certainly loan out Holgate and Dowell to whoever will play and develop them. Still plenty of time for them to make an impact at Everton.
10 Posted 10/12/2018 at 13:50:10
Arnautovic has bullied every centre-half he's faced this year, not just young Mason.
Still have high hopes for Holgate - a loan will do him good though (he's only played 57 first team games, 20 of which were at Barnsley).
He needs to play though, not sit on someone else's bench. I'd say he would be well at Leeds as they are near home for him, they are challenging up at the top of the Championship and they are short at the back at this time.
If he stays in the Premier League, he would likely end up at a lower club, losing the majority of games which would not do his confidence much good.
11 Posted 10/12/2018 at 14:55:56
Silva doesn't rate him or he wouldn't have brought in Mina and Zouma. He's fifth choice. No option, he must be loaned.
Davies is a more difficult question. I don't expect him to be loaned out -- he is Gana's backup.
I couldn't care less about Dowell. I know many here still have affection for his skills and hopes for his future, but I've already chalked him off as Championship material.
Jim Bennings #6, it helps but not necessarily. Neither of Man City's center-backs are "big, bad and mean."
12 Posted 10/12/2018 at 15:15:01
The lad has many attributes – pace, athleticism, decent control, physique – and could well become a top class centre-half in my opinion. To say he isn't 'Premier League standard' is incorrect, he has been a Premier League player for 3 years, and should he move, many a Premier League team will be interested.
For now, with the arrival of both Zouma and Mina, and Keane's resurgent form, then he has fallen down the pecking order and a move on loan could do him well, somewhere like Burnley, Newcastle, Palace, Huddersfield.
With Jagielka likely to retire or move on in the summer, Zouma's future being far from certain, then Holgate will certainly have a role in next season's squad.
As for Davies, a loan may well make sense, maybe to a club like Wolves to combine his tenacity to their cultured midfield, although of if McCarthy is fit to be Gana's back-up.
Dowell needs football too; whether or not he'll make it with us is another question. I still have hope.
Baningime too, a short-term loan would do him well.
13 Posted 10/12/2018 at 15:25:18
The 20-year-old suffered a severe ankle sprain during the pre-season visit to Austria. He returned to training at the end of September and played two full games for David Unsworth's U23s in October.
Since then... nothing. If fit, I can't believe these youngsters can go for months without playing. But that's modern footy, I suppose.
14 Posted 10/12/2018 at 15:32:54
15 Posted 11/12/2018 at 02:00:37
16 Posted 11/12/2018 at 14:42:16
17 Posted 11/12/2018 at 14:48:30
18 Posted 11/12/2018 at 20:09:13
In reality next season Holdgate could be fighting it out with Pennington for 3rd choice centre-back. I agree with a loan; I certainly wouldn't offload him just because he had a poor game vs West Ham.
19 Posted 11/12/2018 at 20:27:06
Agree with all your comments. Loaning Davies would leave us seriously short of midfield cover so that's a non-starter.
20 Posted 12/12/2018 at 03:18:25
Many teams these days seem to be favouring small, fast, tricky strikers. So, just maybe having 2 tall centre-backs who are not blessed with pace, or agile enough to deal with fast tricky forwards, are not the best option for every game.
I believe Holgate, for this season, will benefit from pitch time elsewhere (hopefully with a decent coach). But I, for one, would like to keep him as an Everton player. I think he is equal to Stones, but minus the attitude.
21 Posted 12/12/2018 at 06:24:22
"Cultured with composure beyond his years" - Absolutely
There is a section of Evertonians who think a centre-half should be an uncompromising 15 stone yard dog who will have no qualms about hitting Row Z at the slightest hint of danger. Every time we get a ball playing centre-half, they can't get rid of him quick enough. "I want my bluddy defenders to defend" The language of the philistine.
I despair when people claim he isn't good enough because he was "bullied against West Ham". Did they not watch that game? Our entire team were bullied. Our entire defence was bullied not 36 hours ago.
Show me a centre-half anywhere in the world and can show you examples of where he has been "bullied" especially as a 21-year-old, I wouldn't want to though, because I realise how daft it is to judge a player by a couple of chosen isolated incidents.
Silva is developing a team here and because a youngster isn't in favour right now, it doesn't mean he won't be in the not too distant.
Being bullied? Think of it as a young roofer twatting his thumb... it's part of learning the trade.
22 Posted 12/12/2018 at 13:16:17
With all the riches flowing into the premier clubs' kitties, the chances of young locals getting a regular slot are about 1%!
23 Posted 12/12/2018 at 13:38:45
It's about being brave as well as good enough to take your opportunities.
24 Posted 12/12/2018 at 16:07:07
25 Posted 12/12/2018 at 16:21:39
I think Mason is not a full-back and will not be a top-class centre-back at his current rate of progress. Hopefully, if he goes on loan, he can learn positional sense and the tendency to ball watch.
26 Posted 12/12/2018 at 17:38:30
If there's no place in our brave new world for developing young talent, then I fear we will become a soulless club full or short-termist fans like whom I have despised for years.
You may want this; personally, I don't.
Holgate and Dowell could do with a loan move in the second half of the season.
Kenny is direct back-up for Coleman, Davies is 3rd-choice midfielder and Calvert-Lewin is pushing for a starting berth. Therefore, these three need to stay. At the age of 20 or 21, this is where they all should be.
As for Beni, if he is 4th choice midfielder, then he should stay; if he isn't, then he should go on loan too.
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