Date: 3rd July 2019 at 11:19pm
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Everton confirmed that Brendan Galloway has left the club and joined Luton Town on a free transfer. There’s been an exodus of defenders this summer with Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams and Jonjoe Kenny (loan) all leaving, and now Galloway has followed.

The 23-year-old spent five years at Goodison Park and made 21 appearances in all competitions, the last of which came against Carlisle United in the FA Cup on January 31, 2016 – three-and-a-half years ago. He embarked upon loan spells at West Bromwich Albion (August 22, 2016 – April 9, 2017) and Sunderland (July 5, 2017 – May 31, 2018) in a bid for first-team football without much success.

Galloway has struggled for playing time ever since his move from MK Dons in August 2014, with Leighton Baines providing stiff competition for a starting place before the pair fell behind Lucas Digne in the pecking order. There was a glimmer of hope for Galloway when Baines looked on his way out of Everton this summer, but the latter’s contract extension closed the door on a return for the 23-year-old.

Now he’ll ply his trade for the Hatters, who are managed by former Everton assistant Graeme Jones. Luton sealed promotion to the second tier of English football after winning the League One title with 94 points from 46 games. Their sole objective will be survival.

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