Everton skipper Jagielka quits Toffees after 12 years

Goodbye to Goodison - Phil Jagielka is leaving Credit: PA Pictures

The veteran Everton defender Phil Jagielka is leaving after 12 years at Goodison Park.

Jagielka announced his departure on his Instagram page, 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....wishing everyone associated with this special club the very best for the future!! COYB

Jagielka - or Jags to Toffees fans - joined Everton in 2007 and took over from Phil Neville as club captain six years later.

He found first-team football hard to come by under manager Marco Silva, making only seven appearances in the 2018-19 season.