Jake Cassidy’s Maidstone United move has stalled with cash proving the stumbling block to his Hartlepool United exit, the Hartlepool Mail report.
It had been expected Cassidy, out of contract in the summer, would sign for the Stones, where he spent the first half of the season on loan, on a permanent deal earlier this week.
But things have not been as straight forward as expected with Cassidy’s wages understood to be the stumbling block.
“Jake spoke to Maidstone and indicated to them he wanted to go back there so we didn’t stand in his way,” said manager Craig Hignett.
“Maidstone have now decided they can’t fully afford him so they are wiping their feet with it a bit so we have to wait and see.”
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