Phil Jagielka will leave Everton when his contract with the Toffees expires at the end of the month.
Jagielka has been captain of the Merseyside giants since 2013 but he struggled for football during the 2018-19 campaign – making just seven Premier League appearances for Marco Silva’s side.
To be honest, the 36-year-old’s departure at this stage has not come as a surprise.
The defender has given so much to Everton over the last 12 years and therefore he fully deserved the kind words that greeted him on social media.
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Indeed, upon learning the news, a whole host of the club’s fans took to Twitter to lavish praise on the veteran, who has also earned 40 caps for the English national team during his career.
A selection of the reaction from the supporters is available to view below:
Announce testimonial immediately
— Fergus O’Connor (@Feedtheyak22) June 4, 2019
Thank you for all the years Jags and best of luck in your next adventure! ?
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 4, 2019
Thanks for the memories Jags! pic.twitter.com/O5bQajwkHB
— Will Sliney (@WillSliney) June 4, 2019
— Keverton (@kevk45) June 4, 2019
Brilliant servant to the club. Good luck Jags
— Andrew Duffy (@AndyDuffy1977) June 4, 2019
Thanks for the memories Captain!!!
— Hayley (@Mrs_Shep) June 4, 2019
— Jack (@Jack_Gooding) June 4, 2019
A credit to himself and the club. Thanks JAGS
— Paul Smith (@EFCL9) June 4, 2019
All the best jags a true professional since the day you signed for #efc
— Shane Williams (@Shaneyball) June 4, 2019