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Luke Garbutt posts on Twitter as Everton contract expires, some Toffees react

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Luke Garbutt posts on Twitter as Everton contract expires, some Toffees react

Luke Garbutt has posted on Twitter on Tuesday morning as he experienced his final day under contract at Everton, following the Toffees confirming they would release the left-back – and supporters responded.

Garbutt, now 27 years of age, first joined Everton as an 18-year-old from Leeds United in 2011. He was expected to go on and become Leighton Baines’ long-term replacement – but he failed to make the grade.

Just 12 senior appearances came in the space of nine years – the majority under the guidance of Roberto Martinez. An England Under-21 international, Garbutt has since been somewhat nomadic in the Football League.

He has just enjoyed an excellent loan spell and the best form of his career with 30 games for Ipswich Town – in which he scored six goals and created three more. But his Everton contract expires on Tuesday, and he posted on Twitter.

There is likely to be interest in Garbutt’s services going forward, after his impressive stint in League One. Certainly, Garbutt has plenty of experience, going on loan to Cheltenham, Colchester, Fulham, Wigan, Oxford and Ipswich.

Everton supporters reacted to his post on Twitter as Garbutt enjoyed his last day as an Everton player – nine years after first joining the club. He thanked the supporters, and those fans responded to his post.


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