Shane Duffy admits he is sad to call time on his Everton FC career but is excited about a new challenge at Blackburn Rovers.
As the Echo revealed on Friday, the central defender has joined the Ewood Park outfit after struggling to find regular first team football at Goodison.
Duffy, 22, joined the Blues in 2008 but only managed 10 senior appearances during his time on Merseyside.
After his switch to the Championship was officially announced earlier today, he tweeted a message to Evertonians. He wrote: ‘I’m very excited about the new challenge in my career and I can’t wait to get going.
“Sad about leaving Everton but can’t thank everyone at the club for what they have done for me from the first day I got there.
“The fans have been amazing and I will always follow Everton. I would like to wish everyone at the club every success and hope everything goes well.”
The fee agreed between the two clubs is undisclosed but the ECHO understands it is an initial payment of around £500,00 which could eventually rise to £1.5m in potential add-ons.
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