Kieran Dowell has today signed permanent terms with Norwich City, ending his association with Everton.
The young attacker has spent time on loan at Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Wigan Athletic.
The 22-year-old has been allowed to leave Goodison Park, joining the Canaries for an undisclosed fee.
Dowell scored five goals and registered three assists last season during his spell at Wigan.
He joined the Latics in January having fallen out of favour under Derby boss Phillip Cocu.
Dowell leaves Goodison Park after making five first-team appearances and now begins a new chapter in his career.
The youngster was a product of the youth academy at Everton but clearly felt his chances of first-team football would be higher elsewhere.
Following the announcement made earlier today, Everton fans have been discussing the deal on Twitter.
It would seem some are unhappy at Dowell being allowed to leave, without earning a real chance to shine at the club.
Everton finished 12th in 2019/20, leading to many supporters growing disgruntles with some of the club’s more senior players.
The Toffees have a proud history of utilising youth and here is a selection of tweets from Everton fans as Dowell departs for good.
Wow …didn't expect that …
7 players off the books now ???
— Matt Smyth ?? (@smythy2) July 30, 2020
Joke why did Davies get more chances than him a lot more absolute joke
— jh87efc (@jh8758020077) July 30, 2020
Seems a crazy thing to do … If they knew Norwich were interested in him why not use Dowell in a deal to bring in Aarons ? £15m plus Dowell.
— Simon Tyrrell (@simonjt321) July 30, 2020
Another talent who will come back to haunt us
— Nigel (@triggfett) July 30, 2020
Good luck to the lad. Apparently Koeman destroyed his confidence at Everton.
— Barnesy1975 (@Barnesy19752) July 30, 2020
A shame. Would have liked to see KD get more of a chance, particularly as we have been poor creatively. Good luck to him, he has all the attributes to have a long, successful career. I hope and expect to see him play in the Premier before too long.
— The Blue Punter (@kemitebu) July 30, 2020
Wow that was quite unexpected
— wsly (@gylfi_is_god) July 30, 2020