Golbourne’s Wolves Move Earns City Some Cash

Former Exeter City defender Scott Golbourne has completed a 3 year deal with League 1 outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 25 year old was sold by Barnsley for a fee understood to be in the region of £700,000.scott_golbourne1

When Golbourne left the Grecians in January 2012 for a £85,000 fee a sell on clause was understood to have been included in the transfer. That percentage is thought to be between 10% and 20%, meaning that Paul Tisdale’s budget has been boosted by some £70k-£140k.

Scott Golbourne joined Exeter City in the summer of 2009, and went on to make 121 appearances in the No. 11 shirt scoring 2 goals. Barnsley fans appreciated his ability especially when played as a wing back in a 3-5-2 formation, and put their drop down the table last season to his being dropped when the new manager introduced a 4-4-2 formation. He made 53 appearances for the Tykes.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft  said at a press conference yesterday:-

Initially he didn’t want to leave, he didn’t want to go and play League One football becauseScott Golbourne. Exeter City away to Leyton Orient he’s worked desperately hard to get himself to the Championship and then last season stay in the Championship.

So, initially, the talks were that he wanted to stay and then whatever happens, whether he’s been got at or whatever, Scott’s decided he wants to leave the football club and club, rightly so, have decided that the price is good and we’ll accept the bid.

He wants to go and play for Wolves, that’s the bottom line. It doesn’t matter how you try and keep a player if his heart’s not in it and his head’s not in it. You’re pushing water up a hill. I feel the last two week his head and heart’s not been with us, but before that his commitment to the club’s been impeccable.

He’s one of the most professional players we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. He goes with our blessing, I just wish the last two games he’d have produced the football I know he’s capable of.


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