Portuguese midfielder Francisco Junior thanked Roberto Martinez and Everton for all they had done for him after it was confirmed that he had joined Norwegian side Strømsgodset on a free transfer.
Toffees midfielder had only played one game for the Blues, a 2-1 League Cup defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road in 2012 in which he was substituted at half time for Phil Neville .
The Portuguese midfielder is returning to Strømsgodset after enjoying a successful loan spell with the club in 2014, in which he made 12 appearances and scored one goal.
Francisco took to Instagram to thank Everton for all they had done for him during his time with the club and spoke to his new club’s official website to talk about his next challenge in Norway.
He said: “It was an honour and a pleasure to be a Blue. I am sad that I could not play through and play regularly in the first team. If there is anyone to blame, it’s me.
“I have a good relationship with many at the club [Strømsgodset], and I’m sure this is the right place to be for my future development.
“Now I look only forward to getting started.”
The 24-year old midfielder is suffering with a groin injury which he sustained during another loan spell at Wigan Athletic earlier this season and will continue his rehabilitation at Everton in the coming weeks before moving to Strømsgodset.