Youngster looking for first team football.
Vaughan has played just eight minutes of first-team action this season as a late substitute in the 4-0 Europa League win over Sigma Olomouc last month.
Moyes has previously admitted to having to coax the striker back to full fitness as the striker strives to rediscover his match sharpness.
A succession of serious injuries have meant Vaughan has made just 10 starts since becoming the youngest goalscorer in Everton’s history with a debut strike as substitute against Crystal Palace in April 2005.
Recently sidelined by a minor knee problem, the 21-year-old enjoyed a 90-minute run-out for the reserves in their 2-0 defeat against Hull City on Monday night.
But with Yakubu and Victor Anichebe returning to fitness to bolster Everton’s attacking options, Moyes is prepared to let Vaughan depart temporarily with Coca-Cola Championship side Middlesbrough contemplating a loan offer.
“We think it would benefit him to get some games under his belt,” said Moyes. “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 (going on loan).” (Liverpool Daily Post)
It seems like 21 year old James Vaughan has been around for ages such was his early promise and his meteoric rise to prominence through Everton’s youth system to his explosive debut, scoring within 13 minutes of his first match. In many ways things have gone sideways and perhaps even backwards since he hit the big time and a move to Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough could be just what is needed to inject some confidence back into the youngster.
Finding a first team spot at Goodison Park has been a tough objective for the striker, so much so that it’s now managed just one Premier League start since May 2007. However the Birmingham born lad has undoubted talent and I can see him being a success at the Riverside and perhaps he will return to the Toffees a rejuvenated player.