Hatters settle on keeper fee
Crewe and Stockport have settled on an undisclosed fee for Owain fon Williams to avoid a tribunal.
Last Updated: 18/08/08 10:25pm
Crewe Alexandra and Stockport County have settled on an undisclosed fee for Owain fon Williams to avoid the need for a tribunal.
Williams signed a contract with Stockport back in July after rejecting a new deal with League One rivals Crewe.
However, due to the goalkeeper being under the age of 23, Crewe were entitled to compensation, with the matter seemingly set for a tribunal.
The two clubs have now been able to reach a compromise and Crewe first-team coach Steve Holland is satisfied with the outcome.
"We have agreed an undisclosed fee for Owain fon Williams with Stockport and I think considering the situation it is probably the best we could have expected," Holland told the club's official website.
"We considered Owain to be a young goalkeeper with great potential and we wanted him to stay. Him having not played a first-team game went against us.
"He elected to move on and this has drawn a line under it. We have avoided having to go through the tribunal process, which is the most pleasing thing."
The Wales Under 21 international has been Stockport manager Jim Gannon's first choice during the club's opening three games of the new season.