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Wednesday’s national and local newspapers reflect on the sterling service Phil Jagielka has offered Everton over the past 12 years.
It was announced on Tuesday the Toffees captain will be leaving the Club when his contract expires at the end of June.
The Liverpool Echo describes Jagielka as a “21st century Everton icon” and as a player who “had the talent to grace any era”.
The Daily Mirror features a glowing tribute from Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright, who hails the defender as one of the Club’s “greatest servants”, before adding Jagielka “epitomised what it is to be an Evertonian”.
The Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, reports former Arsenal and Fulham forward Luis Boa Morte is in line to become Everton’s new assistant manager.
Marco Silva’s previous assistant, João Pedro Sousa, left the Club last week to become the new head coach of Portuguese side Famalicão.
The Daily Mail speculates Southampton may be interested in signing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.
The paper suggests the Saints are weighing up an offer of around £20million for the England Under-21 international.
Back to the Echo, and the local read continues to link 20-year-old River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa with a move to the Goodison Park.