Matthew Kennedy joined Everton on 31 August 2012 for a nominal fee from Kilmarnock.
He made his Scottish Premier League debut as a 16-year-old against Hibernian in November 2011.
The wide player went on to make 14 appearances for the Rugby Park outfit before his switch to Goodison Park.
As of his move to Everton, he had also made 13 appearances and scored four times for the Under-17s and would later represent his country at Under-19 and Under-21 levels.
Kennedy's 2013/14 campaign was split between Everton's Under-21 side and loan spells at Tranmere and MK Dons.
He then joined Hibs for the start of the 2014/15 season until January to link up with former Everton Under-21s coach Alan Stubbs.
He returned to Everton at the beginning of 2015 after playing in 16 games and scoring one goal against Dundee United in the Scottish League Cup.