Matthew Pennington could be on his way out of Everton this summer as he’s fallen down the pecking order, hasn’t featured for the Toffees since 2017 and has spoken out about wanting first-team football elsewhere.
The 25-year-old is entering the last year of his deal at Goodison Park and has spent the last three years out on loan, so it’s no surprise that supporters from Everton Football Club Fans believe that it’s time Pennington leaves.
Mike Hughes: “Get shut.”
El Dee: “Sell. He’s never going to break into the 1st team again.”
Derek Saunders: “Loan him for more experience. Can only be good for him.”
Ian King Crab Brown: “Not good enough.”
David Holroyd: “(He could have a) good career in (the) lower division.”
Michael Driscoll: “Never going to get a starting place. Needs to find another club.”
Darren Dazzie Metcalf: “Sell him.”
Martin Edwards: “Bin.”
Dave Kelley: “Doesn’t kick a ball for the club. Not good enough.”
Monty Everton: “I thought he’d make it, (but) he hasn’t. Get shut.”
Erick Lima: “Getting experience and game time with (the) U23’s. If he (doesn’t) improve, (he’ll) never be promoted to (the) first-team again.”
Tony Mccarty: “Very average.”
Tom Richardson: “Sell him.”
Paul Edwards: “Not good enough.”
Joe Martin: “Get rid.”
Glenn Robertson: “Way too many below Prem standard at the club.”
Alan Wright: “A decent squad player, but we now need top-class players to get a top-four finish.”
William Loughlin: “We need better. Good luck lad.”
Pennington rose through the youth ranks to the Everton first-team in 2016 and has gone on to make nine appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal.
The former England U19 international’s last outing in an Everton shirt came in their 4-2 win over Leicester City on April 9, 2017, so he’s been out of favour for some time.
Pennington spent time on loan at Tranmere Rovers (January 1, 2014 – February 24, 2014) (March 27, 2014 – May 31, 2014), Coventry City (November 27, 2014 – May 31, 2015) and Walsall (March 24, 2016 – April 22, 2016) before being granted season-long stints away from Everton.
As per Transfermarkt, he made 24 appearances at Leeds United (July 19, 2017 – May 31, 2018), 31 appearances at Ipswich Town (August 31, 2018 – May 31, 2019) and 11 appearances at Hull City (August 8, 2019 – present).
Pennington has conceded that he’ll have to leave Everton to get regular football, so a move away looks on the cards this summer.