20 June 2020

Everton’s Chloe Kelly leaves club after rejecting new deal

England and Everton forward Chloe Kelly has decided to leave the Women’s Super League club.

Kelly was offered an extension deal but she has rejected it, the club has confirmed.

In a statement, Everton said: "Chloe Kelly has left Everton after deciding not to extend her contract with the club.

“Despite efforts from the Blues to offer the forward a new deal, Kelly has opted to move on.”

The 22 year-old signed for the Toffees in 2017 from Arsenal and has been a main feature in the squad in the past few seasons.

She scored nine goals for the side this season in the WSL before it was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kelly took to Twitter to share her departing message, saying: "Thank you Everton. To all the coaches & medical staff especially Willie Kirk for allowing me express myself on the pitch & push me everyday to be better, my team mates & the fans.

"I'm forever grateful for the opportunity this club gave me, Everton is great club.

"I wish you all the best for the future. I'm excited for my next step in my career."

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