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Farquhar moving on
Uploaded Wednesday, 14th Jun, 2023 at 13:00

BALLYMENA United have reluctantly accepted an offer from Larne for the transfer of Craig Farquhar.
Following weeks of negotiations through his agent, it was made clear that the player wanted an immediate move away from the Showgrounds.
Vice Chairman Chris Selwood explained, 'we know that supporters will be disappointed by this development, as we were when Craig voiced his opinion almost immediately after the season end that he wanted to leave. We asked for the courtesy of appointing a new management team first, and despite talks with them about getting Craig full time football across the water, he and his agent have been very clear from the start that he wanted to go to Larne. As a player in the final year of his contract, it meant that we once again have to succumb to the lure from clubs with greater financial resources rather than keep hold of a player for a year who has clearly stated that there was nothing we could offer to make him want to stay. At a time when we are trying to build with a new management team, we are only interested in keeping and attracting those players who want to be here and be part of that.
We have managed to negotiate the best possible financial package for our club, including future add-ons and wish Craig all the best.'
Craig Farquhar
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