As tends to be the case with the majority of clubs that are generally active in the transfer market, not all new players that are generated end up being worth their transfer charge based on what they produce on the pitch.

One example of that at Everton that springs to mind is midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who made the relocate to Goodison Park 132 weeks earlier back in the 2019 summertime transfer window from Mainz in a five-year offer worth a reported fee of ₤ 25m.

Ever since, the midfielder, who has been getting a weekly wage of ₤ 75k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has actually just made 8 appearances for the Toffees throughout all competitions, mainly as a result of his extremely unfortunate injury record.

According to Transfermarkt, the 26-year-old has actually missed an overall of 86 games with 3 different injuries to his hamstring, Achilles tendon and median security ligament.

Labelled as a “beast” by senior personal trainer and expert at the Odysium rehabilitation centre in Paris, Theo Chapelle, Gbamin’s time at Everton has been rather frustrating for all involved and it’s safe to say that the ₤ 9m-rated player has actually not been able to repay any of the transfer fee that the club sprinkled out for him.

So far this season, in spite of appearing in 16 Premier League matchday teams, the Ivory Coast international has just made 3 looks for Everton, beginning simply among them and acquiring a total of 64 minutes on the pitch.

Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that based upon what he’s been able to deliver on the pitch because his arrival, Gbamin has been a big waste of cash and arguably been washing Farhad Moshiri’s pockets of a combined overall of ₤ 34.6 m from his transfer fee and weekly earnings.

Has Gbamin been a waste of money?

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now that Frank Lampard has been appointed manager. Hopefully, he can lastly put his injury headache behind him and start to show people why the club selected to invest such a big amount of money on him on the pitch. In other news: Patrick Boyland drops major Everton news that’ll leave fans buzzing– opinion