Blackburn Rovers complete signing of Accrington Stanley starlet Mahoney
11:02am Friday 13th December 2013 in Sport
ACCRINGTON Stanley have confirmed that teenage whizzkid Connor Mahoney has completed his move to Blackburn Rovers.
The 16-year-old winger has made six appearances for Stanley this season and has been snapped up by Rovers after a medical.
A compensation package has been agreed between the two teams under the terms of the Elite Player Performance Plan, which will see Stanley also receive significant add-ons as Mahoney's career progresses.
“The compensation package with Rovers is confidential but I would say that both I and Derek Shaw at Rovers feel the deal is very fair,” said Stanley chairman Peter Marsden.
“I would describe both clubs' position as 'speculating to accumulate'.
"Throughout every stage of Connor's career at Rovers, and even beyond, Stanley will potentially benefit quite handsomely and from Rovers' end they have a local lad with a great career ahead of him."
Stanley shocked Premier League West Ham in the third round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night.
Marsden added: “I cannot praise highly enough the sheer hard work, aptitude and foresight Keith Brown, Dmitri Lavrinovic, Dave Fitzgerald and Duncan Fearnhead have put in to enable the fortunes of our Academy and youth set up to be turned around so impressively.
"We believe that there is a lot more talent being nurtured at the club.”
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