Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has left Everton to re-join FC Midtjylland in his native Denmark.
Lossl, 32, moved to Goodison Park from Huddersfield Town after the Terriers’ relegation from the Premier League in May 2019, but never made a senior appearance during his Merseyside spell.
He was signed by Marco Silva to provide extra competition for Jordan Pickford in goal, but was loaned back to Huddersfield last January and fell further down the pecking order when Robin Olsen was loaned in October.
The Dane’s Everton contract did not expire until June 2022, but a move this month could improve his chances of representing his country in this summer’s European Championships.
Lossl has returned to the club whose academy he came through, having played for Midtjylland between 2008 and 2014.
Midtjylland currently lead the Danish Superliga, ahead of Brondby on goal difference.
Lossl told Midtjylland’s official website:
“It is huge to be back at FC Midtjylland. There are so many people at the club - both among players, coaches and managers - who mean a huge amount to me, so it makes really good sense for me to come home.
“I am a much more mature goalkeeper who has become rich in experience. I would really like to pass that on.
“I have played with a lot of talented players in some good leagues, but I also feel like I have my best goalkeeping years ahead of me yet.”
Lossl could prove the first of a number of Everton players to leave on transfer deadline day, with departures for Bernard, Cenk Tosun and Jonjoe Kenny also on the cards.