Manchester United starlet Anthony Elanga has been urged to go out on loan in this transfer window by YouTuber Mark Goldbridge.
Goldbridge claimed that the winger is not currently at the right level to play for Man United, with his development stalling after initially coming into the team too early as a result of a lack of other options.
Ahead of their midweek clash against Bournemouth, the Swedish attacker has scored four times in 45 matches for the club, and although the 20-year-old has impressed at times, including scoring away at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, he still has a long way to go from becoming the finished product.
He said: “My stance on Anthony Elanga has always been he should be doing what Amad [Diallo] is doing in the Championship and playing in the Championship developing – because he’s not developing at Man United.
“There [has been] no development in Anthony Elanga in the last eight months; he is flatlining. Every time he comes on, it’s the same Anthony Elanga that we saw eight months ago.
“He’s not developing whatever talent he’s got. It’s got to the point with me with Elanga, where if I’m being completely honest, I like the player, but my heart sinks a little bit.
“I’m like, this is not exciting, he’s not going to spark. I hope he does, but he’s just not developing. He needs to be playing every week.
“I would like to see Elanga on loan ASAP.”
Should Elanga join Lampard’s side in the winter window, he could gain regular minutes, whilst Everton would be gaining an additional attacker, so a move could be of benefit for both sides.
If he does well on loan, his value could rise, and he could return to United ready for the first team or be sold on for a sizeable fee.
However, given that Everton are in a relegation battle, he would have a lot of pressure on his shoulders at Goodison Park to deliver instantly. If he settles quickly, he could become a hero if he helps Everton stay up, though poor performances could quickly destroy his confidence.
He needs a regular run of games, and his versatility means he could slot in anywhere across the Everton attack. Therefore, we can see why United may be tempted to loan Elanga out.