Everton fans react on Twitter as Hibbert, Osman and Pienaar are released

Everton's Leon Osman in action with Southampton's Cuco Martina

The trio are leaving Everton when their contracts expire at the end of June.

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Tony HibbertBournemouth's Charlie Daniels in action with Everton's Tony Hibbert

Everton fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to react to the news that the club has released Tony Hibbert, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar.

The club confirmed via their official website on Friday that all three would be leaving Goodison Park when their contracts expire on June 30.

The Blues are expected to be busy this summer as Farhad Moshiri has reportedly offered incoming manager Ronald Koeman big transfer funds.

The first stage of their plans however, was deciding upon which out of contract players would be handed new deals at the club. Darron Gibson signed a new two-year at the club on Thursday, but three other veterans have not been so lucky.

Everton's Leon Osman in action with Southampton's Cuco MartinaEverton's Leon Osman in action with Southampton's Cuco Martina

Hibbert and Osman leaving brings about an end to life long associations with the Toffees, with both players having come through the youth ranks at the club.

Pienaar meanwhile is ending a nine-year association with the Blues having initially joined on loan in 2007 and then returning in 2012 after a brief spell at Tottenham Hotspur.

All three played a big part at the club over the last decade and more, and Everton fans have reacted to the news of their departures on Twitter.

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