Randell Williams has signed for Hull City. Williams turned down an offer of a contract with the Grecians and became a free agent, so no transfer fee for Exeter City.
He could have moved to Hull City at the beginning of the 2020/21 season, but Exeter City had also received a bid from Peterborough United, and they preferred the Posh bid. However Randell Williams couldn’t agree terms with Peterborough so remained a Grecian. Matt Taylor said of that bid:-
We accepted a bid back in the September window which was a decent amount of money and the player himself turned that down and we certainly didn’t force the player to move because the club, on the back of the Ollie Watkins money, is in financially a stable position.
There’s no pressure to sell, and with a big percentage going to Watford it wouldn’t have been a huge amount, certainly at this late stage when his contract’s running down,” he added to BBC Sport.
Williams was injured at the end of 2019, and didn’t return until the Salford game at the end of March. His form was poor for the rest of the season, and received much criticism from Grecians fans for his lack of effort.
Tiger’s Head Coach Grant McCann said on their official site:-
We’re absolutely delighted to eventually get Randell. We offered a big fee for him this time last year and the boy was very keen to come to us.
Unfortunately, Exeter weren’t prepared to let him go, so to get him now on a free transfer is quite a coup for us.
Randell’s got electric pace, loves getting at defenders in one-v-one scenarios, can go both ways and will provide serious competition in the forward areas of the pitch.
Most of all, he’s a very humble, down-to-earth lad who again fits our model of young and hungry players who want to learn and improve. We believe in this environment, he will do just that.
Randell Williams player stats at Exeter City can be found at https://www.grecians.co.uk/wordpress/?sp_player=randell-williams
Williams in action for Exeter City
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