Hull agree fee for Brown
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Colchester have accepted an offer from Hull City for want-away defender Wayne Brown.Colchester United have accepted an offer from Hull City for want-away defender Wayne Brown.
The 29-year-old admitted earlier this week that he is 'desperate' to leave Layer Road and felt he was in limbo due to Colchester's reluctance to sell.
Brown had demanded the chance to talk to Hull and The U's have now grudgingly accepted an offer from their Championship rivals.
Explaining the reasons for agreeing a fee with The Tigers, Colchester admit it would be futile trying to keep the player at the club.
"We were very keen to hold onto Wayne Brown, and discussions were taking place in terms of improving and extending his current contract," read a statement on the club's official website.
"However, it became clear that the player's heart was set on a move away from Colchester United.
"It remains the case that we were adamant that a move would not take place unless it was completely in the best interests of the club. We feel that we are now at that point and we have agreed a fee with Hull City for Wayne's services.
"We feel there is a very positive attitude amongst the Layer Road squad and the players are all keen to give 100 per cent commitment and effort for the good of the club.
"It has now reached the stage where we feel this is not something that Wayne could give by seeing out the remainder of his contracted time with the club.
"The transfer fee received upon completion of Wayne's transfer will certainly be utilised in our continued effort to build on our current squad and an obvious priority now is replacing Wayne in central defence."