Everton player shares his retirement plans

Tim Howard USA

Tim Howard will leave Everton for Colorado Rapids in the summer transfer window.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has told The New York Times that he will retire from professional football once his contract with Colorado Rapids runs out.

Howard is on the books of Everton at the moment, but he will leave the Premier League outfit for the Rapids at the end of the season.

The USA international goalkeeper will join the Major League Soccer outfit on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The 37-year-old, who started his career in the Premier League with Manchester United back in 2003, has revealed that he will quit the game once his deal with the Rapids runs out.

“My contract is three and a half seasons,” Howard told The New York Times when asked if he has gamed out the rest of his career. “I imagine that would probably be the end. It would be a good end.”

Howard’s performances for Everton this season have been disappointing, but it cannot be denied that over the years he has been superb for the Toffees.

Playing at the Premier League level at the age of 37 is not an easy task, and credit must be given to the American for still carrying on.

Everton are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with 38 points from 29 matches.

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