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'You couldn't write it': Some Everton fans react to 'unbelievable' news about £65,000-a-week man

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Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was confirmed that Jean-Philippe Gbamin has picked up yet another injury.

What’s the story?

Well, it’s safe to say the 26-year-old has endured a nightmare on Merseyside since arriving from Mainz 05 in August 2019.

Gbamin cost Everton £25m, but has only been able to make four appearances for the club in over two years at Goodison Park.

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It was BT Sport who covered news of Gbamin’s quad issue, after Rafa Benitez held a press conference before the clash with Norwich.

It really is quite worrying.

Financially, you’d hope Everton have some insurance in the deal.

Gbamin earns £65,000-a-week, which, when added to his £25m fee, makes him a seriously expensive purchase for the Toffees.

Ultimately, what can be done? The Ivorian doesn’t want to be injured, but he just can’t stay away from the treatment room. It’s a tough situation.

What can Jean-Philippe Gbamin offer Everton when fit?

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It’s a shame that Gbamin can’t stay fit, as we feel he’d actually thrive under Benitez.

The defensive midfielder is a real physical specimen, who would be hugely effective alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure, in our view.

With the pair at the base of Benitez’s midfield, it would create a solid foundation for the likes of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to focus on scoring goals.

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It could certainly work – potentially, that’s what Everton had in mind when they signed the Ivory Coast international.

Hopefully, the next time Gbamin is fit, he can stay injury free for a sustained amount of time.

For now, let’s see what the Everton fans on Twitter have been saying about his absence…

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