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Sky Sports pundit sees no way Everton loan signing remains amid Moshiri involvement


The loan signing of Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi made little sense and there is no way he is staying at Everton according to Kevin Campbell.

The Dutchman arrived during the January transfer window before previous manager Rafael Benitez was sacked, but has managed less than 10 minutes of Toffees action under Frank Lampard.

Even the Spaniard admitted that he needed to be convinced of the signing of the Villains attacker (Birmingham Mail), and his fortunes since give the appearance of a move with little thought behind it, with suggestions that it was engineered by owner Farhad Moshiri (Football Insider).

Sky Sports pundit Campbell sees no way the permanent option is taken up at the end of the season, and agreed that the decision was a strange move.

“Yeah, and that was a Rafa Benitez signing as well,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“He’s at the club, he’s a body, but obviously what Frank Lampard’s seeing, he hasn’t picked him yet has he.

“He’s on loan isn’t he? Yeah I can’t see that one being permanent.”

Lampard clearly doesn’t rate El Ghazi, and there are doubts that Benitez did either.

Through little fault of his own, the 26-year-old is left as a symbol of the mismanagement of the club owner.

Danny Mills told Football Insider in January: “The El Ghazi one was one Benitez doesn’t want but Moshiri knows he can get them. That’s huge.

“Benitez can’t come out and say too much about players from other clubs because it’s a delicate situation and we’re not going to hear much from Farhad Moshiri. The fans are like ‘What’s going on?’”

He hasn’t featured at all in the previous six league matches, and was cup-tied in the FA Cup anyway.

He hasn’t even been deemed suitable for a place on the bench for the past two wins over Newcastle (17 March) and Manchester United yesterday (9 April), so an extended stay on Merseyside looks impossible.