Transfer: Rhys Browne departs for Woking
The club can confirm it has reluctantly allowed Rhys Browne to join Woking on a permanent transfer for a fee that could end up being the third largest in the club's history.
The striker, who turns 27 month, scored seven goals in 13 games this season and six last season after signing for the Stones on a free following his release from Sutton United.
"Rhys' strong start to the season was always going to attract interest from other clubs," said Chairman Rory Fitzgerald. "Once that interest from full-time clubs with greater financial power than ours becomes clear, it's about negotiating the best deal for the football club.
"We turned down a significant bid for one of our players two weeks ago as it didn't meet our valuation and wasn't right for the club, but, together with Stuart, we feel we've achieved an excellent deal for Rhys, who will also be out of contract in the summer, and he leaves with our very best wishes.
"While recognising the need to player trade to ensure the club remains sustainable and competitive at this level, the ambition of the management team and the board remains undimmed and the recent signings of Giovanni McGregor, Simeon Akinola and Micah Obiero demonstrates that."