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04th Jun 2019

Phil Jagielka will leave Everton after 12 years

Everton captain Phil Jagielka will leave the club after 12 years at the club, having joined from Sheffield United in 2007

Reuben Pinder

12 years and 386 appearances later, Jagielka will leave Everton

Everton captain Phil Jagielka will leave the club this summer after spending 12 years at Goodison Park.

Jagielka announced his departure on Instagram, saying: “It’s been hard to confirm my situation for next season as that decision hadn’t been fully made by the club until now, unfortunately my journey at Everton has come to an end after 12 fantastic seasons.

“I have been lucky enough to play over 380 games and lucky enough to be club captain for 6 years. All I can say is thanks to all the players I’ve played alongside, all the staff that have helped me in their own way, the Chairman and of course the amazing fans. Wishing everyone associated with this special clubs the very best for the future!”

Jagielka joined Everton from Sheffield United in 2007 for £4m and went on to make 386 appearances for the Toffees, taking the captain’s armband from Phil Neville in 2013.

Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright called Jagielka “one of Everton’s greatest servants”.

He added: “From the day he joined us in July 2007, he has epitomised what it is to be an Evertonian and will remain someone who embodies the spirit and values of the Blues.”