Banbury United have advised supporters that Zac McEachran has decided to leave the club to join National League South side Oxford City.
Though Zac was offered a new contract by the club, it became clear in discussions that his over-riding wish was to play at a higher level this coming season, as he considered this an important step for him in furthering his football career.
In accordance with football rules as Zac was offered a new contract by the club and is under 24, Banbury United are entitled to compensation from Oxford City. The club are pleased to confirm that the amount of compensation, which as per the agreement between the clubs is to remain confidential, has now been agreed, this includes a percentage of any subsequent sell on fees which City may receive.
Manager Mike Ford commenting on Zac’s move said “I wish Zac good luck in his new venture with Oxford City. We are losing a very valued member of our squad. I would have loved to have kept him and we as a football club did everything we could to do so but unfortunately he has chosen to spend next season at a different club. We are though more than prepared to be able to deal with his absence. We have recruited very well this summer, bringing in huge experience, as well as younger players we hope to develop.”