Everton academy graduate Matthew Pennington set for exit after 14 years

Everton academy graduate Matthew Pennington set for exit after 14 years

​Everton academy graduate Matthew Pennington is believed to be considering ending his 14-year spell with the Toffees in order to move on with his career.

Pennington joined the academy at the tender age of 11 but struggle to make an impact in the first-team, managing to make nine senior team appearances.

The 25-year-old last made a first-team appearance back in April 2017 during a match against Leicester City and has now gone have loan spells at Leeds United, Ipswich Town and his current team Hull City.

He was with Coventry City and Walsall but on temporary loan deals before he made his way to Leeds but it appears his time is up with countless loan spalls and wants to make a permanent move to a club.

“I’m thinking I need a home in the summer, somewhere to put my roots down and crack on with my career,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“I’ve been on loan quite a lot now, so I’m looking for that place to settle down and really push on with my career.

“Every transfer window you’re thinking ‘Where could I be next?’ and even for personal relationships, it’s difficult when you’re travelling around the country.

“That’s part of the game and part of my life for the past five years, so it would be nice to settle down somewhere but football changes very quickly anyway.

"You could be on a permanent deal somewhere and still find yourself moving every window.

"It’s part and parcel of the game but it does take its toll after a while.”

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