Transfer news

Toffees boss Moyes prepared to let striker depart

September 16, 2009
By Soccernet staff

David Moyes has given the green light for young Everton striker James Vaughan to join Championship club Middlesbrough on loan.

James Vaughan
GettyImagesJames Vaughan: Suffered injury-prone spell at his boyhood club

Vaughan, 21, has played only eight minutes of football for the Toffees this season and finds himself behind Jo, Louis Saha and Yakubu in Moyes' plans at Goodison Park at present.

After becoming the youngest ever Premier League goalscorer when making his debut in 2005, a serious run of injuries has restricted the striker to only eight starts in the competition and Moyes is ready to send him out on loan for some valuable first-team football.

Middlesbrough are reported to have been watching the England Under-21 international and it appears as though a temporary move to The Riverside could soon become a reality.

"We think it would benefit him to get some games under his belt," Moyes told the club's official website.

"We have not been able to do that for the boy and he has missed a lot of football, so we wouldn't be opposed to it."