Everton fans in favour of Baines leaving club

According to The Sun, experienced defender Leighton Baines is ready to leave Everton this summer for the MLS.

Indeed, it is being reported that LA Galaxy and the newly-formed Los Angeles FC have been made aware that the left-back could be available in this summer’s transfer window.

Baines has spent the last 11 seasons at Goodison Park – making over 400 appearances – but he will be 34 in December, and his current contract with the Toffees will expire next summer.

A calf problem interrupted Baines’ 2017-18 campaign, but he still made 29 appearances for Everton last term – scoring three times and registering four assists.

Everton are currently seeking a new manager, however, and it remains to be seen whether 30-time England international Baines fits into the plans of the incoming head coach.

There is absolutely no question that the former Wigan Athletic full-back has been a wonderful servant for Everton, but it seems that the bulk of the club’s supporters feel that now is the right time for him to move on.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: