Solihull Moors have announced that Akwasi Asante and Jamey Osborne have agreed moves to League Two side Grimsby Town for an undisclosed fee. 

The pair are set to sign for the play-off chasers today having both submitted transfer requests in recent weeks.Grimsby-crest

Following prolonged interest from a number of Football League clubs, offers were received which eventually matched the club’s valuation of each player and the Board of Directors has regrettably taken the decision to allow Asante and Osborne to leave to allow the duo the chance to fulfil their desire to play full-time football.

However, as has been proven with the club’s recruitment in recent months, the Board remains committed to ensuring that The Moors are strong enough to maintain their National League status and allow Liam McDonald’s young, talented squad to continue their progression.

Asante, 24, leaves Solihull after eighteen months at The Automated Technology Group Stadium during which he claimed the 2015/16 `golden boot` as The Moors lifted the National League North title.

After a promising career at Birmingham City – including loan stints at Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town – injuries looked to have taken their toll on the Amsterdam-born striker before Solihull helped to resurrect his dream of making a mark in professional football.

Meanwhile Osborne, also 24, only joined the club last summer from Redditch United.

The Solihull-born midfielder progressed through the youth ranks at Hednesford Town and, given his influential displays in the middle of the park, always looked destined for full-time football after regularly attracting attention from the Football League.


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