Date: 23rd May 2019 at 8:00am
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According to Takvim, Galatasaray could sign Nikola Vlasic on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old forward has been short of playing time since joining Everton from Hajduk Split in 2017 and could be moved on to get regular playing time. Everton were reportedly pleased with Henri Onyekuru’s progress on loan at Gala in 2018/19 and are willing to let Vlasic follow in his footsteps.

The Croatian international has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Everton, scoring and creating three goals. His last appearance came in the Premier League against Southampton on May 5, 2018. Vlasic has yet to score or make an assist in the league and finds himself with an uncertain long-term future as a result of his indifferent start to life at Goodison Park.

Due to a lack of opportunities at Everton, Vlasic spent 2018/19 on loan at CSKA Moscow. He made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 15 goals, and was a regular throughout the entire campaign – amassing 2730 minutes of football from a possible 2790.

Everton aren’t keen on a permanent deal for Vlasic, but they’re open to him spending 2019/20 out on loan. Galatasaray could lose Younès Belhanda this summer and could look to Vlasic as his potential replacement.

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