By Jack Cunningham

31st Aug, 2021 | 3:30pm

Everton man Niels Nkounkou undergoing medical at Standard Liege

Everton man Niels Nkounkou is currently undergoing a medical with Standard Liege as he closes in on a loan departure from the club.

The Liverpool Echo report that the 20-year-old’s temporary exit from Goodison Park should be completed by the close of play today.

It was revealed on Monday evening that the left-back was set to join the Belgium side, and now it appears as if that deal is close to being finalised [Gianluca Di Marzio].

Nkounkou to impress away from Goodison.

Since joining the Toffees, the young Frenchman has made seven first-team appearances for Everton but is firmly behind Lucas Digne in the pecking order.

However, he clearly has talent, and this loan move could be the ideal step for the player as he looks to get closer to the first team at Everton next season.

The 20-year-old impressed against Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup, but Rafael Benitez must think his development is best served elsewhere rather than at Goodison.

We hope this loan move works out for Nkounkou and that the Toffees don’t come to regret letting him leave on loan.

So, it appears as if it will just be a matter of time before Nkounkou’s temporary switch away is announced.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are close to sealing the signing of a forward.

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