Sheffield United: Former Blade Phil Jagielka confirms he is leaving Everton after 12 years at Goodison Park

Phil Jagielka, the former Sheffield United defender, has confirmed that he will leave Everton this summer after 12 years at Goodison Park.

Phil Jagielka (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Phil Jagielka (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The 36-year-old made more than 380 appearances for Everton, after joining from United in 2007 in a £4m deal.

He wrote on his Instagram page: "It's been hard to confirm my situation for next season as that decision hadn’t been fully made by the club until now, unfortunately my journey at Everton has come to an end after 12 fantastic seasons,

“I have been lucky enough to play over 380 games and lucky enough to be club captain for six years.

2007 didn't start well, but United continued their dominance over north London opponents with a cracking 2-1 win over Spurs. Jagielka's second half penalty did the job, as Warnock's side rallied after going a goal down early on. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

"All I can say is thanks to all the players I’ve played alongside, all the staff that have helped me in their own way, The chairman and of course the amazing fans.

"Wishing everyone associated with this special club the very best for the future!"