Jean-Philippe Gbamin (born 25 September 1995) is an IvoriaJean-Philippe Gbamin (born 25 September 1995) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Ivory Coast national team. He is a former youth international for France.n professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Everton.
Gbamin signed for Premier League club Everton on 2 August 2019 on a five-year contract for a £25 million fee. He made appearances in the club’s first two games of the season, before being ruled out for eight weeks due to a thigh injury.
In October 2019, it was announced Gbamin would be out injured until January 2020 after having surgery on a thigh injury. In January 2020, it was announced Gbamin would be out until the end of the season after required fresh surgery. In May 2020, it was announced that Gbamin would be out injured until November 2020 after injuring an achilles tendon in training.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti stated during an interview in January 2021 that he was hopeful to have Gbamin back in training as soon as possible but stressed the need for patience with his recovery, insisting he had a role to play in the team despite an extended spell on the sidelines.
Gbamin has represented France at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level, making his under-21 debut in a 1–1 draw against Italy U20 on 13 November 2014.
Gbamin is also eligible to represent Ivory Coast at international level due to his parents nationalities’ and his birthplace. In April 2017, it was announced that Gbamin had committed himself to playing for the Ivory Coast internationally. He made his senior debut for Ivory Coast in a 5–0 friendly loss to the Netherlands on 4 June 2017.