The former England boss is clearing the decks of some of Ronald Koeman’s signings who have no future with the club, but the Toffees are only prepared to contemplate loan deals at the moment.
Davy Klaasen and Sandro Ramirez have found life at Goodison Park cold since Allardyce took over with both frozen out of the matchday squads for the most part.
Dutchman Klaasen featured in the win over Apollon Limassol – ironically when Allardyce stayed in England for medical treatment and Everton were managed for the night by Sammy Lee, his assistant.
Ramirez meanwhile, made rare appearances from the bench against Swansea City and Everton. In both cases, Allardyce has been quick to point out that it isn’t unusual for overseas players to struggle to settle at a new club.
“Because he’s never appeared on the subs bench I think it would benefit him and the club if he moved on – just on loan,” Big Sam observed about Klaasen. He continued, “Because maybe next season he might be good enough. You look at how many players don’t make it in the first season from abroad and there are hundreds and hundreds of them.”
For Ramirez, it seems less positive and a loan spell with an option to buy seems the likeliest solution.
In both cases, it seems a little late in the day for them to be thinking about moving on this transfer window!