Everton teenager Isaac Price is set to leave Goodison Park this summer once his current deal at the club expires.

The ‘outstanding’ 19-year-old has agreed to join Belgian side Standard Liege, with Everton receiving around £400,000 in UEFA compensation.

Indeed, as reported in The Athletic, Everton attempted to persuade the Northern Ireland international to stay at the club, but the youngster decided that he had greater prospects for first-team football elsewhere.

It is a shame to lose such a highly rated young talent, especially so early in his career. Indeed, another recent departure, Anthony Gordon, who left for Newcastle United in January in a £45m deal, was full of praise for Price during last year’s tour of Australia.

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Speaking after the 5-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers, Gordon told the official Everton website: “In the two games he’s (Price) played, he has been excellent. Probably man-of-the-match in the first game, and again excellent tonight.

He just needs to keep doing what he is doing, don’t change anything, keep working hard, carry on with those performances and he will do really well.”

Price could not see a future for himself at Everton

Price made his debut for Everton back in March 2022, making a cameo appearance during the 2-0 win over Boreham Wood in the FA Cup.

The teenager then made his Premier League debut at the Emirates as Everton fell to a 5-1 defeat to Arsenal on the final day of last season.

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His summer switch to Standard Liege will mark the end of a 12-year stay at the Blues, having been part of Everton’s academy since he was just seven years old.

There were high hopes for Isaac Price when he broke into the Everton senior squad last season, but his time with the Toffees has ended before it really got going.

Let’s just hope this one doesn’t come back to haunt us.