Tom Davies will leave Everton when his current contract expires at the end of this month after turning down the offer of a new deal with the Club.
The 24-year-old midfielder has been at Everton since the age of 11, progressing through the Club’s Academy and making his debut as a 17-year-old against Southampton in April 2016. Davies became the youngest captain in the Club’s history at 20 years and 60 days, and his leadership extended to the England ranks, where he captained England at every level from Under-15s to Under-21s.
Davies went on to make 179 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring seven goals.
Everton Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, said: “We 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 result, he wants to look at alternative options away from Everton.”
Sue Gregory, Chief Executive of Everton in the Community, said: “On behalf of Everton in the Community, I want to thank Tom for his tireless efforts and commitment to our charity. He has always been unwavering in his support and was a fantastic ambassador for the Club, which included doing charitable work of his own accord around this city he loves so much. We thank him for everything he has done for us.”
Thelwell added: “As a lifelong Evertonian and proud Scouser, Tom has always given everything for the Club. We respect his decision and thank him for his service and commitment. Everyone at Everton wishes him the very best for the future.”