According to the Hull Daily Mail, Matt Pennington is now looking away from Goodison Park with his future set to be elsewhere than Everton.
The defender has played for the Toffees before and made his debut a few seasons ago, but he’s not managed to hit the level that the Blues need, and it seems as though he could be elsewhere permanently next year.
Indeed, he has been on loan at Hull City and though it remains to be seen if the Tigers want to keep him on past the end of this current campaign, the report does suggest that it is now unlikely that the Blues are going to have him much longer.
Should he leave?
To be fair to him, he is now at a point in his career where he needs a settled club so he can start making the most of the talent he does have.
Just because he might not be ready for Everton at the moment, does not mean he cannot go on to have a good career at a good level.
He’s earned Championship experience in the last few seasons with various loans and now he needs to use that to get a deal at a club where he can play regularly without being shipped out.
Sometimes this happens to young players, and the best thing that can happen for them is a fresh start – it remains to be seen just where he ends up though.