According to the Liverpool Echo, Morgan Feeney is set ‘to be released’ this summer, as his contract is up in the coming months and he’s been told he ‘will not be offered a renewal’.
The 21-year-old has been short of first-team football at Everton since he rose from the youth ranks in 2017, but he’s been unable to make the permanent step up from the U23s as he’s low down the pecking order.
Feeney has made two appearances in all competitions for Everton. His debut came in the Blues’ Europa League defeat to Atalanta (November 23, 2017) and his final outing came in their Europa League win over Apollon Limassol (December 7).
The out-of-favour centre-back has failed to even make the matchday squad since then and now finds himself behind Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate and Lewis Gibson in Carlo Ancelotti’s estimates. It’s no surprise Feeney is being offloaded.
He’s no longer a youngster with a bright future, he’s somebody who needs first-team football for the sake of his development. But with Feeney having to go to League One to get minutes on loan (Tranmere Rovers), it’s clear he’s not at the level required to stay at Everton.