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Everton chief Gretar Steinsson planning for loan departures

Everton head of recruitment Gretar Steinsson have plans to release more youngsters on-loan in January.

Steinsson was at the Wyscout forum in Amsterdam this week, meeting with clubs from across the world to promote talent from the Everton academy ahead of the January transfer window.

He told Sky Sports News: "The Wyscout forum is a very important event for clubs around the world to come and connect. It's a networking event.

"For us it's very important for us to promote our younger players. We have a very strong academy with strong players coming through.

"We have a history of developing players and for a certain age group to reach the first-team is a big task, and that gap we're trying to reach by putting them out on loan.

"So we use this opportunity to promote players not just in the UK but around the world.

"We have players in Europe doing really well like Jonjoe and Fraser, which are very successful loans so far.

"So we're really trying to educate and promote players we believe have a bright future in the game and open the world to the players. Not everyone can see them play so we have to use these opportunities to promote our own.

"We need to get them playing at as high a level as possible and this is a great opportunity to do so. We're planning for the future and supporting them to be great football players, That's our focus."

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