Robbie Hemfrey has completed a transfer to Championship club Stoke City following the expiry of his Motherwell contract.
The young goalkeeper was highly-rated at Fir Park and was offered a new contract to try and tempt him into staying in Lanarkshire. But the teenager departed after 10 years at the Lanarkshire club.
He now moves to Championship side Stoke City, where Hemfrey will link up with the Potters’ U23s squad.
It’s another feather in the cap of the Motherwell youth academy setup who have no shortage of promising young talent come through its ranks in seasons gone by.
In similar deals to Hemfrey recently, teenagers Reece Maclear has moved to Norwich City and Stuart McKinstry has made his way to Leeds United.
Then at senior level there are the likes of Allan Campbell, David Turnbull, James Scott and Jake Hastie, who have all made or will make big moves up the footballing ladder. Stephen Robinson’s side return to action on October 17 against St Mirren.
Stoke Academy Director Gareth Owen said: “Robbie spent the week training with us and impressed everyone with his shot stopping ability, personality and work ethic.
“He has a lot of raw potential and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us. We are all excited to work with him on his development moving forward.”