Shrimpers accept Francis offer
Southend have accepted offer from an unnamed League One club for Simon Francis
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 24/05/10 6:02pm
Southend United have accepted an offer for defender Simon Francis following the club's relegation to League Two.
The 25-year-old, who was voted the club's player of the year this season, has long been touted with a move away from Roots Hall and now the right-back looks set to join an unnamed League One side.
The Essex club have given permission to the right-back to open discussions regarding personal terms.
The defender rejected a move to Peterborough United back in January citing that he wanted to play with a "top League One or Championship side".
Francis joined Southend from Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee back in 2006. He made 157 league appearances scoring four goals.