Burgess Hill’s Greg Luer signs for Hull City AFC

Greg Luer running down the wing. Picture by Emily Hodgkinson SUS-140411-081601001
Greg Luer running down the wing. Picture by Emily Hodgkinson SUS-140411-081601001
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Burgess Hill star striker Greg Luer has been snapped up by Premier League side Hull City AFC.

Club Chairman Kevin Newell announced today that terms have been agreed for the sale of the striker,

Subject to the player passing a medical, the transaction will be concluded when the transfer window opens on the 1 January 2015. Until then, Greg will remain a Burgess Hill player and will be available to play for the Club.

Chairman Newell added: “We are all delighted that Greg has made his first step towards realising his ambition to play at the highest level - though our pleasure is tinged with the disappointment that we will no longer have Greg’s talents at our disposal. He has been a key player for us this year, and has been influential in the tremendous start to the season we have enjoyed. However, we have always made it clear to our younger players that we would help them progress their careers in any way possible and we are happy to honour that pledge with Greg.”

Terms of the sale remain confidential but Mr Newell said: “I am sure that the terms agreed will stand the Club in good stead for the promotion push that we are undertaking.”

Manager Ian Chapman, said: “Everyone at the Club is very excited for Greg and I wish him every success. My task now is to make sure that his departure does not impact on our progress.

“I have some very talented young players making their mark in the first team, and I look at Greg’s departure as an opportunity for those lads to force their way into contention for a regular starting slot.”