Everton midfielder Tom Davies is to leave the club after rejecting a new deal.
The 24-year-old is in the final month of his contract and has opted to leave his youth behind in search of more playing time.
Davies has made 20 appearances in all competitions for the club this season, 19 of those coming in the Premier League, and he said. The Athletic in December he was ready to leave the club to play more regularly.
He said: “I love the club and the city but in the end I want to play, either at Everton or somewhere else. If I can’t get that here, it’s something I have to think about.”
Davies, who first joined the club at the age of 11, made his debut as a 17-year-old in 2016.
Since then he has made 179 appearances in total for the side, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists.
Everton director of football Kevin Thelwell said: “We have offered Tom a new contract, but he feels he has reached the stage in his career where he needs regular first-team football and, as a As a result, he wants to look at alternative options away from Everton.
“As a lifelong Evertonian and proud Scouser, Tom has always given his all for the club. We respect his decision and thank him for his service and commitment. Everyone at Everton wishes him the best for in the future.
Davies burst onto the scene at Everton – like the club he loves, it has been a struggle ever since
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