The 23-year-old Ghanaian arrived on loan last August having starred in the World Cup for his country, ostensibly to fill the role occupied the previous year by Gerard Deulofeu.
He was unable to emulate the mercurial Spaniard's impact at Everton, however, as he initially struggled to make the step up from his spell in the Dutch Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem to the faster, more physical environs of the Premier League.
A hamstring injury, his headline-grabbing involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations (where he was named player of the tournament and awarded goal of the tournament), and a bout of illness this year all contributed to his reduced opportunities to break into Roberto Martinez's first team.
The winger, who made just eight appearances in all competitions for the Blues, is already being linked with a season-long loan at newly-promoted Bournemouth with whom he has reportedly held talks today.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Everton for making me feel welcome during my time there this season. The fans, the staff, my teammates have all been very supportive.
I'm sorry that things didn't work out for me but I must look forward and am keen to take the next step in my football career. God bless everyone.
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1 Posted 27/05/2015 at 17:26:54
2 Posted 27/05/2015 at 17:29:33
3 Posted 27/05/2015 at 17:35:13
He won all the awards after the AfCon cup: Player of the Tournament; Goal of the Competition, etc
Deserves to be treated better, best of luck my fellow African!
4 Posted 27/05/2015 at 17:34:29
9 Posted 27/05/2015 at 17:51:56
10 Posted 27/05/2015 at 18:20:38
11 Posted 27/05/2015 at 18:17:52
12 Posted 27/05/2015 at 18:37:15
You didnÂt look great for us but hardly got what could be considered a run in the side and you did look great in the cup of nations (player and goal of the tournament).
13 Posted 27/05/2015 at 19:02:40
14 Posted 27/05/2015 at 19:59:33
All the best lad.
15 Posted 27/05/2015 at 20:26:56
17 Posted 27/05/2015 at 20:41:13
20 Posted 27/05/2015 at 20:54:27
21 Posted 28/05/2015 at 01:37:04
22 Posted 28/05/2015 at 09:35:58
23 Posted 28/05/2015 at 12:21:28
24 Posted 28/05/2015 at 23:19:28
26 Posted 29/05/2015 at 12:23:35
Fair play, he hasnÂt complained or had a crack at us. It didnÂt work out but good luck to him for the future.
27 Posted 29/05/2015 at 14:28:53
The lad went to the African Cup and won Player of the Tournament. Martinez lays on all the flannel about what an impact he was going to have in the 2nd half of the season and then zilch, nowt, nada, sweet FA.
Christ we are in the shit with Martinez at the helm next season. He sadly is not upto the job but, hey ho, not bad for plucky little Everton.
28 Posted 29/05/2015 at 17:51:24
29 Posted 29/05/2015 at 18:01:08
30 Posted 30/05/2015 at 10:44:21
Did we pay his wages whilst he was here?Just asking as he seems to be another player Jose doesnÂt rate. Roberto should offer Chelski 㿀M for him.
After the Traore farce and Alcaraz (stop now), I am eagerly awaiting our next foray into the transfer market.
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