He said: "I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to wear the shirt of such a great club like Everton and be able to play at Goodison Park in front of such great fans for the past five years.
"It has been five unforgettable seasons in which I have worked hard every day to improve on the pitch and represent the greatness of the club off it.
"I want you all to know that I will always remember every game I have played for Everton with pride and honour.
"Also I would like to mention that, I will always be grateful for the treatment that I had received from the President, managers, coaching staff, team mates, club officials throughout my time at the club.
"But, above all, I want to say 'thank you' to each and every one of you for making me feel like one of your own."