Cambridge United can confirm that the Football Club have agreed undisclosed terms with Yeovil Town, to allow Tom Knowles to complete a permanent move to Huish Park.
Knowles, 22, has been with Cambridge United since 2016, initially signed up to the Club’s Shadow Scholarship programme before moving through the full time scholarship programme and progressing into the first team fold.
He’s since made 12 senior appearances for the U’s scoring twice, but now moves on in search of more regular first team football with the Glovers.
Cambridge United Head Coach Mark Bonner commented: “Tom has had limited game exposure with the first team in recent months and with such opportunities in the future looking to follow suit, we have been exploring the potential opportunities for him to play.
“The move to Yeovil has come about fairly quickly and provides Tom with an excellent opportunity to play, alongside the security of a longer contract. This is a sensible solution for Tom having outlined that his future opportunities with us will be limited and at this stage in his development, regular football is vital if he is to secure a long term career.
“This is a big decision for him and we wish him the very best of luck at Yeovil for this season and beyond. We continue to be available to support him when required, having known him for such a long time we continue to have his best interests at heart.”
Everybody at Cambridge United Football Club and Cambridge United Community Trust would like to thank Tom for his dedication and work during his time here, and wishes him the very best of luck with his future career.