Barnet have sold star player Simon King to Gillingham following talks with the club.
The fee for the transfer stands at £200,000 for a player who ‘will eventually play in the the Premiership,’ (says Gills chairman Paul Scally, sharing the view of Barnet and the Bees supporters) and that sum could rise to a quater of a million pounds depending on club appearances and Gillingham’s promotion to the Championship.
King is ‘a great signing for the club and shows that we have the ambition to try and get promotion back to the Championship this season,’ the Gillingham Chairman announced after securing King’s services in a three-year deal.
King has made 167 appearances for the Bees since joining the club four years ago from Oxford United and his ability will be sorely missed at the heart of the Barnet defence.
But his agent Richard Rosser said that the move was a dream one for King, as he hopes to move onto bigger and better things in his footballing career, but also importantly, that Barnet would be rewarded for keeping faither with him since his arrival.
‘It was key to Simon’s decision that the club which gave him his real break in football would be handsomely rewarded. He would like to take this opportunity to thank Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous, manager Paul Fairclough and, most importantly, Barnet’s supporters for making his time at Underhill such a memorable one.’
Good luck Kingy, though I’m sure you’ll flourish with the Gills and Barnet fans everywhere will be watching your career with great interest.