Kevin Lokko has completed his move to Stevenage.
The League Two side tabled a bid for the 21-year-old on Monday, which triggered a release clause in his contract. After talks and a medical at The Lamex yesterday, he has been offered a deal for the new season.
Lokko signed for the Stones a year ago and made 46 appearances in all competitions during his debut season. His performances caught the eye of England C boss Paul Fairclough, who selected him for games against Panjab FA and Jersey FA at the end of May.
Stones boss Jay Saunders said: “Kevin always wanted to get back into the Football League someday but neither of us expected it to be here and now – the whole thing moved very quickly in 24 hours.
“Like ourselves, many will be surprised by the timing of this but Kevin’s attracted a lot of interest in recent months and I can more than understand why a league club would take a punt on him. We of course wish him all the best and thank him for his efforts during last season.
“Supporters will be aware that I was in the market for a centre half anyway and I am close to bringing one, possibly two, in before the weekend. I’ll keep everyone updated as and when I can.”
Lokko’s football career began with a scholarship at Norwich City, before turning professional with Colchester United. Prior to signing for the Stones, he spent a season with Welling United.