Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin wants to leave the club this summer according to the player’s agent.

The midfielder joined the Blues from German side Mainz for £25m in the summer of 2019, but is said to be ‘so disappointed’ with how his time at the club has worked out.

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Indeed, Gbamin broke down in training after just two games for Everton and had to undergo surgery on a thigh injury, and has barely featured for the Blues since.

Speaking with BBC Sport, the player’s agent Bernard Colignon said: “We will have to find another project for him. I am the one who chose Everton for him because it would have been a stepping stone to move on elsewhere.”

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Arriving as a replacement for Idrissa Gana Gueye, who moved to PSG in a £30m deal in 2019, there were high expectations of Gbamin, but in total the Ivorian has made just six Premier League appearences.

An Achilles injury in 2020 kept the 27-year-old out for 11 months, and the midfielder has had subsequent loans at CSKA Moscow in 2022, and more recently at Turkish side Trabzonspor.

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“It is unbelievable what has happened at Everton,” added Collignon. “Jean-Philippe is so disappointed with everything that has happened and how things have not worked out for him.

The reason he suffered his initial injury was because he was not fit. That is why he got injured. They had to give him time and not rush him back into action.

The club should have let him play in reserve games to achieve full fitness and also to gain confidence so that he would be ready for the intensity of the Premier League.”

Gbamin has one year remaining on his current contract at Everton but a move elsewhere would be ideal for all parties as the Toffees could free-up the player’s wages to reinvest.