Now however, upon his return to England, he seems to be announcing himself as a real option for the Toffees in the coming seasons.
Although many fans thought this season should have been his time to play for his parent club, it appears that his form on Wearside is giving him far more experience than he would have received on Frank Lampard’s bench.
Although injuries have hampered his progress, the 6 foot 2 forward seemingly has all the abilities to be a success.
He could bring his pace, physicality and great finishing back to Goodison Park and act as a natural successor to the perpetually injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Last season the 25-year-old only managed 17 Premier League appearances in a season ravaged by various injuries, however during the 2020/21 season, he proved to everyone that he could be Everton’s main man when fit.
Although Neal Maupay was brought in this summer, Simms fits the profile of their main marksman much better and would act as a direct replacement should he continue to be sidelined.
With Frank Lampard willing to trust youth when they earn the right, as proven with his various successes at Chelsea (Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham), Simms has a clear pathway to be the natural successor to Calvert-Lewin.