Everton release Osman, Hibbert and Pienaar
Everton have released long serving Leon Osman and Tony Hibbert, aswell as Steven Pienaar as they announced their retained and released list.
Both Osman and Hibbert came through the club’s Academy and have over 20 years of service at Goodison Park between them.
According to the Echo, Osman and Hibbert both wish to speak to incoming blues boss Ronald Koeman when he returns from holiday.
Felipe Mattioni has also been released.
Academy defenders James Graham and Jordan Thorniley, as well as goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek, have also been let go by the Blues.
But new contract offers have been made to a clutch of Everton’s young players.
Harry Charsley, Tyrone Duffus, Calum Dyson, Conor Grant, Louis Gray, Russell Griffiths and Antonee Robinson have all been approached over fresh terms.
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