Roberto Martinez has thanked Samuel Eto'o for his contribution to Everton after the 33-year-old striker's transfer to Serie A side Sampdoria.
The Cameroon international joined the Club on a free transfer in August 2014, scoring four goals in 20 appearances.
A four-time African Footballer of the Year and former Champions League winner with Barcelona and Internazionale, Eto'o has returned to Italy on a two-and-a-half year deal with the Genoese club.
The Everton manager said: "We thank Samuel for his efforts and for bringing his know-how to the team and to Finch Farm where he passed on some of his terrific experience to all of the young players in particular.
"The memory of his performances in Europe stand out especially.
"On behalf of all Evertonians, we wish him well for the next chapter in his career."