FORMER Kingsley College student Joe Lolley looks on the verge of a big money move to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
The 21-year-old is expected to be transferred from Skrill Premier side Kidderminster Harriers to the Yorkshire outfit for a figure thought to be in the region of £250,000, which also has add ons.
Lolley, who lived in Redditch until the age of 15, has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the football levels.
After scoring 88 goals in 83 games for Midlands Combination Premier Littleton over two seasons, he was signed by Harriers last summer.
Despite moving from the sixth tier of non-league football to the first, he has been Harriers’ most prominent performer and is joint top scorer with ten goals. He was set to play in Harriers’ FA Cup Third Round replay at League One Peterborough United last night before completing his switch.
Lolley, who also won a silver medal at the World Games while representing the British Universities and Colleges Football team, bagged a memorable hattrick as Kidderminster defeated Salisbury 3-0 at Aggborough.
“Joe is a fantastic talent,”
commented Harriers boss Andy Thorn, who replaced Steve Burr as manager last week.
“If you have massive clubs knocking on the door let’s be realistic. The boy will want to play higher, that’s how it is.
“At 21 he is a fabulous young talent but there are young talents everywhere.
“I would like to talk about the way the team put those goals on a plate for him.
“The team put in a good shift and a really professional performance.”