Yeovil Town winger Jordan Green has left the club to sign for League One side Barnsley. The former AFC Bournemouth player was under contract at Yeovil Town until the summer of 2019 but has left them to head to Oakwell for an undisclosed fee.
Green is approaching his 24th birthday which would mean that he would have been able to leave on a free transfer in the summer, if the club were unable to negotiate a new contract with him before it ran out in June 2019. Thus they needed to bear that in mind when receiving Barnsley's bid.
He made 68 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals along the way. He scored the winning goal against Mansfield Town last weekend - his first since October 6th last year, in what was his final appearance for the club. Manager Darren Way has said of his exit:
"As much as I'm disappointed to lose Jordan, I feel extremely proud that he becomes the latest player on a long list that we've developed and nurtured. We tried extremely hard to secure Jordan's long-term future but ultimately, we were unable to stand in the player's way once his heart was set."
Green has been given a two-and-a-half year contract at Barnsley, with a further one year option on the club's side. Their Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye has said of his arrival at Oakwell:
"Jordan is an excellent signing for the club. Having spoken at length with Daniel about this position, we knew what we wanted to add. Jordan brings a huge amount of pace and has a direct view on football where he wants to attack and beat his defender to get to the box. This adds competition for places with Jordan, as he is coming here hungry to make his way to the starting XI. We’re pleased to welcome him to the club, I hope the fans get to see him in action very soon."
The best of luck to Jordan in the future.
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