Con Ouzounidis is set to leave Everton after being denied the chance to sign a new contract at the Premier League outfit, the Liverpool Echo reports.
After failing to force his way into the first-team picture at Finch Farm, 21-year-old Ouzounidis look set to be replaced by a younger model.
Everton are in talks to sign James Carragher – and yes, he is Jamie’s son – from Wigan Athletic.
At 18, Carragher Jr is three years younger than Ouzounidis and, after making a name for himself on the other side of the Lancashire border, the teenager could be tasked with filling the Australian’s place in David Unsworth’s squad.
Ouzounidis, however, can consider himself a little unfortunate as he packs his bags and prepares to leave Everton on a free transfer.
The commanding centre-back has been a regular in Unsworth’s team for the best part of two years, playing a key role as Everton’s U23 side won the Premier League 2 title.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Callum Connolly and Josh Bowler, who set Everton back a stunning £6 million when he arrived from QPR, will also be released.
The likes of Nathan Broadhead, Ryan Astley and Joseph Anderson are expected to stay, however.
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