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CONFIRMED: Brendan Galloway leaves Everton

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Another promising fullback who fell away in recent years

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton: Premier League II Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images

Brendan Galloway has left Everton to join Luton Town on a free transfer. Signed by Roberto Martinez in 2014 from MK Dons for an unnamed fee, the fullback was another one to come through the ranks as a potential replacement for Leighton Baines but like Luke Garbutt was unable to sustain his performances at the highest level.

The 23-year-old spent the season with the Under-23s and made his full senior side debut at the end of that season in two games. He then featured in 19 games during the 2015-16 season with Baines out injured as the Toffees stumbled to 11th place in Martinez’s last season.

He was sent out on loan to West Bromwich Albion for the next season, with the Baggies canceling his deal after he made just five appearances. Galloway then dropped down to the Championship for another season’s loan with Sunderland this time, but failed to make an impression there either as the Black Cats plummeted to a second consecutive relegation.

2018-19 was a much better season for the youngster as he lifted the Premier League 2 title with David Unsworth’s Under-23s, but there remains no future for Galloway at Everton with one year left on his current deal.

Luton are managed by Martinez’s former assistant Graeme Jones who knows Galloway well and is looking to beef up his side for the Championship after winning promotion from League One last season. Mick Hartford, the director of football for the Hatters, also knows the fullback from his days at MK Dons.