Dover Athletic manager Andy Hessenthaler said it was a “good deal for both parties” as Alfie Pavey left the club to join Barnet.
The Whites announced the departure of Pavey to their National League rivals on Monday for an undisclosed fee, with the forward having featured as a substitute for Dover against Chorley on Saturday.
The 23-year-old made six starts and four substitute appearances for the Whites this campaign, netting three times.
Despite being disappointed to lose the striker, Hessenthaler sees an opportunity to bring in a different type of forward as a replacement.
“It was a little bit of a shock really. It came out of the blue,” he said.
“My chairman had a phone call from the Barnet chairman, they enquired about Alfie [Pavey], and it was pretty quick.
“Alfie and I had an honest conversation. I’ve got to say I just felt that what we had in the building was similar.”