Fee agreed for Conor Washington

South Wales Argus: EXIT: County striker Conor Washington is on his way to Peterborough EXIT: County striker Conor Washington is on his way to Peterborough

NEWPORT County AFC and Peterborough United have confirmed that a fee has been agreed for the transfer of Conor Washington. Shaun Jeffers will join County as part of the deal.

County say the deal could be worth "in excess of £500,000" with add-ons and there is also a substantial sell-on clause.

A statement on the County website reads: "Newport County AFC is delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Peterborough United for the sale of Conor Washington.

"After prolonged negotiations between both clubs a deal was reached with exciting young striker Shaun Jeffers joining the County from the Posh.

"The transfer of Washington could net the County in excess of £500,000 and with the potential of a future wind-fall as a sell on clause has also been agreed with Peterborough.

"Newport County AFC can confirm that we have beaten off stiff competition for 21-year-old Shaun Jeffers and we are delighted to welcome this exciting prospect to the club.

"6’ 1” Jeffers started his career at Coventry City making 6 appearances before joining Peterborough United after loan spells at Cheltenham Town and Cambridge United.

"The player also earned 2 England U19 caps and is highly regarded within football circles. County has also negotiated a sell on clause with Peterborough United for Shaun as we ensure that the club is always at the forefront when making decisions such as this.

"Newport County AFC wishes to place on record our thanks to Conor for his performances in an Amber shirt and wish the player all the best in the future.

"We also welcome Shaun Jeffers to the club in another exciting development for the County. The club appreciates the conduct of Peterborough United throughout our discussions."

A statement on the Peterborough website reads: "The football club can confirm an agreement has been reached with Newport County for the transfer of Conor Washington.

"Peterborough United can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Newport County for the transfer of striker Conor Washington.

"The striker will undertake a medical on Monday and discuss personal terms over the transfer.

"The club would also like to confirm that Shaun Jeffers is set to move to Newport as part of the transfer."

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6:17pm Sat 25 Jan 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

ah well , conor going, good luck to him , COUNTY need a GOAL POACHER and pretty quickly otherwise the season will soon be over......
ah well , conor going, good luck to him , COUNTY need a GOAL POACHER and pretty quickly otherwise the season will soon be over...... COUNTYVOICE

6:26pm Sat 25 Jan 14

sooty001 says...

COUNTYVOICE wrote:
ah well , conor going, good luck to him , COUNTY need a GOAL POACHER and pretty quickly otherwise the season will soon be over......
I don't think Shaun Jeffers is the answer although he is a 6 foot 1 tall striker he doesn't seem to have scored many goals, and believe me it's goals we need at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]COUNTYVOICE[/bold] wrote: ah well , conor going, good luck to him , COUNTY need a GOAL POACHER and pretty quickly otherwise the season will soon be over......[/p][/quote]I don't think Shaun Jeffers is the answer although he is a 6 foot 1 tall striker he doesn't seem to have scored many goals, and believe me it's goals we need at the moment. sooty001

6:47pm Sat 25 Jan 14

jetspotter says...

We need to stop the rot....and fast. We don't seem to play well on heavy
pitches and I suspect we will have to contend with several, including our own,
over the next couple of months. Dig in lads, it could be a testing (in more ways than one) time coming up. We are still in a better position than many of us thought so no time for despondency just yet.
We need to stop the rot....and fast. We don't seem to play well on heavy pitches and I suspect we will have to contend with several, including our own, over the next couple of months. Dig in lads, it could be a testing (in more ways than one) time coming up. We are still in a better position than many of us thought so no time for despondency just yet. jetspotter

6:54pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Harps62 says...

So the board are delighted and we have got a player that Peterborough are happy to let go in exchange.
Best of luck to Conor as he has got huge potential but with Jolley failing to find the net again today think we need a miracle to get in the play offs now.
So the board are delighted and we have got a player that Peterborough are happy to let go in exchange. Best of luck to Conor as he has got huge potential but with Jolley failing to find the net again today think we need a miracle to get in the play offs now. Harps62

6:59pm Sat 25 Jan 14

llandaff says...

I was at the Rovers game today!
I will say it again...Now that Washington is going we surely must make a bid for Michael Gash of Kidderminster if we want goals!
I will also say it yet again.Where Oh Where was Christian Jolley again today? Another self confidence building performance from him it surely was not.
Admittedly the conditions were atrocious ( I have just about warmed up now!) but Rovers played better on the floor than County and capitalised. Why on earth did Pidgley continue to hoof the over long ball in such a ferocious wind when a roll out from the back on the ground would have been a better option. It became embarrassing.
If we ever play at RP again, perhaps Tuesday(?), County need to recapture their composure and play the ball on the floor and forget the long ball. Current tactics are just not working.
I was at the Rovers game today! I will say it again...Now that Washington is going we surely must make a bid for Michael Gash of Kidderminster if we want goals! I will also say it yet again.Where Oh Where was Christian Jolley again today? Another self confidence building performance from him it surely was not. Admittedly the conditions were atrocious ( I have just about warmed up now!) but Rovers played better on the floor than County and capitalised. Why on earth did Pidgley continue to hoof the over long ball in such a ferocious wind when a roll out from the back on the ground would have been a better option. It became embarrassing. If we ever play at RP again, perhaps Tuesday(?), County need to recapture their composure and play the ball on the floor and forget the long ball. Current tactics are just not working. llandaff

8:04pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Rodneyboy says...

Is Jeffers here on a permanent deal or just a loan?
Is Jeffers here on a permanent deal or just a loan? Rodneyboy

8:26pm Sat 25 Jan 14

jiffygeorge says...

If County have agreed a deal that nets them anywhere near £500,000 for Washington then it's a great piece of negotiating. Connor's got real potential but I'm far from convinced he will ever score a load of goals. However, Jeffers has never commanded a fee and though he's young and may also improve, I doubt he'll aid County in a more and more unlikely promotion push this season, but at least we now have some money to build a better side for the next campaign.
If County have agreed a deal that nets them anywhere near £500,000 for Washington then it's a great piece of negotiating. Connor's got real potential but I'm far from convinced he will ever score a load of goals. However, Jeffers has never commanded a fee and though he's young and may also improve, I doubt he'll aid County in a more and more unlikely promotion push this season, but at least we now have some money to build a better side for the next campaign. jiffygeorge

9:28pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Harps62 says...

Just looked up Jeffers career so far.

44 appearances 2 goals.
Wish him well but is that going to help our shortage of goal power?
Just looked up Jeffers career so far. 44 appearances 2 goals. Wish him well but is that going to help our shortage of goal power? Harps62

9:12am Sun 26 Jan 14

Dafydd y Garreg Wen says...

The Argus report says £500k including a sell on fee whereas the Club' states in excess of £500k with the potential for a further wind-fall because a sell on clause has been negotiated. A significant difference in both versions, so which is it to be?
The Argus report says £500k including a sell on fee whereas the Club' states in excess of £500k with the potential for a further wind-fall because a sell on clause has been negotiated. A significant difference in both versions, so which is it to be? Dafydd y Garreg Wen

9:57am Sun 26 Jan 14

asrncafc says...

We gained no points from yesterday's match against a team struggling to keep a place in League 2. The wind was atrocious but it was for both sides: Bristol managed to score 3 times, County once.

County has authorised the transfer of Washington, a strong and young striker who scored many goals in his former club. As yet, Jeffers' record doesn't speak much. Were he had a good potential, Peterborough wouldn't have let him go in exchange for Washington.

Whilst wishing Conor all the very best in the world in his new venture, I think that this move would haunt us in the immediate future. We have already seen promising players being released (Foley, Evans and now Washington). A team who aspires to climb the table and make it to higher divisions cannot afford to lose players in this way.

Our strikers are finding it difficult to score goals but lately even our defence is making water. We are now drifting seven points from the last play-offs position. It would be a pity to throw away all the excellent work our players and manager have managed since the start of the season.
We gained no points from yesterday's match against a team struggling to keep a place in League 2. The wind was atrocious but it was for both sides: Bristol managed to score 3 times, County once. County has authorised the transfer of Washington, a strong and young striker who scored many goals in his former club. As yet, Jeffers' record doesn't speak much. Were he had a good potential, Peterborough wouldn't have let him go in exchange for Washington. Whilst wishing Conor all the very best in the world in his new venture, I think that this move would haunt us in the immediate future. We have already seen promising players being released (Foley, Evans and now Washington). A team who aspires to climb the table and make it to higher divisions cannot afford to lose players in this way. Our strikers are finding it difficult to score goals but lately even our defence is making water. We are now drifting seven points from the last play-offs position. It would be a pity to throw away all the excellent work our players and manager have managed since the start of the season. asrncafc

11:15am Sun 26 Jan 14

llandaff says...

asrncafc wrote:
We gained no points from yesterday's match against a team struggling to keep a place in League 2. The wind was atrocious but it was for both sides: Bristol managed to score 3 times, County once.

County has authorised the transfer of Washington, a strong and young striker who scored many goals in his former club. As yet, Jeffers' record doesn't speak much. Were he had a good potential, Peterborough wouldn't have let him go in exchange for Washington.

Whilst wishing Conor all the very best in the world in his new venture, I think that this move would haunt us in the immediate future. We have already seen promising players being released (Foley, Evans and now Washington). A team who aspires to climb the table and make it to higher divisions cannot afford to lose players in this way.

Our strikers are finding it difficult to score goals but lately even our defence is making water. We are now drifting seven points from the last play-offs position. It would be a pity to throw away all the excellent work our players and manager have managed since the start of the season.
Where is Aaron O'Conner other than living in Twitter land? Anybody know? We seem to be scrabbling to find anyone up front who knows how to find the net.
[quote][p][bold]asrncafc[/bold] wrote: We gained no points from yesterday's match against a team struggling to keep a place in League 2. The wind was atrocious but it was for both sides: Bristol managed to score 3 times, County once. County has authorised the transfer of Washington, a strong and young striker who scored many goals in his former club. As yet, Jeffers' record doesn't speak much. Were he had a good potential, Peterborough wouldn't have let him go in exchange for Washington. Whilst wishing Conor all the very best in the world in his new venture, I think that this move would haunt us in the immediate future. We have already seen promising players being released (Foley, Evans and now Washington). A team who aspires to climb the table and make it to higher divisions cannot afford to lose players in this way. Our strikers are finding it difficult to score goals but lately even our defence is making water. We are now drifting seven points from the last play-offs position. It would be a pity to throw away all the excellent work our players and manager have managed since the start of the season.[/p][/quote]Where is Aaron O'Conner other than living in Twitter land? Anybody know? We seem to be scrabbling to find anyone up front who knows how to find the net. llandaff

12:34pm Sun 26 Jan 14

COUNTYVOICE says...

i was in favour of keeping CONOR but on reflection this is a good piece of business by COUNTY

CONOR, though improving with his general play around the box , he did have one major flaw which for a striker goes with the job description, he wasnt a PROLIFIC scorer. he would need about 6 chances to net 1.

i would imagine wih experience that ratio would improve, but now at this stage in his career he was found lacking.

as for JEFFERS give the lad a chance and believe in the judgement of EDINBURGH , he must have seen something. but at 6FT 1ins I hope this doesnt sound a change in tactics TO STAR WARS HIGH BALLS TO A TARGET MAN but as an added dimension to TACTICS.

as for BRISTOL ROVERS, though goals 2 and 3 were great strikes , ALL THREE goals were the result of COUNTY not CLEARING THEIR LINES effectively, very poor clearances to BRISTOL ROVERS PLAYER.

again county created and were unlucky with the shots that hit the post and bar, but defensive uncertainty mixed with a goal shy forward line does concern me .

county need to win against PLYMOUTH and pick up something against SOUTHEND , or our prediction of a mid table position will come true.
i was in favour of keeping CONOR but on reflection this is a good piece of business by COUNTY CONOR, though improving with his general play around the box , he did have one major flaw which for a striker goes with the job description, he wasnt a PROLIFIC scorer. he would need about 6 chances to net 1. i would imagine wih experience that ratio would improve, but now at this stage in his career he was found lacking. as for JEFFERS give the lad a chance and believe in the judgement of EDINBURGH , he must have seen something. but at 6FT 1ins I hope this doesnt sound a change in tactics TO STAR WARS HIGH BALLS TO A TARGET MAN but as an added dimension to TACTICS. as for BRISTOL ROVERS, though goals 2 and 3 were great strikes , ALL THREE goals were the result of COUNTY not CLEARING THEIR LINES effectively, very poor clearances to BRISTOL ROVERS PLAYER. again county created and were unlucky with the shots that hit the post and bar, but defensive uncertainty mixed with a goal shy forward line does concern me . county need to win against PLYMOUTH and pick up something against SOUTHEND , or our prediction of a mid table position will come true. COUNTYVOICE

2:56pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Nptsportsfan says...

Craig Reid couldn't get in the Grays side when we signed him and Washington was scoring goals for fun but about 8 level below the football league, both improved with the County. I'd love to make the playoffs but paert of me i thinking about building a team for next season as well. I think 4 or 5 will leave in the summer and be replaced by better players. Another major advantage we'll have next season if we stay in league 2 is players will want to come to Newport after the season we've had so far. Having lost my team once this deal was too good to turn down and if Washington continues to improve then the sell on could bring in more than the intial fee.
Craig Reid couldn't get in the Grays side when we signed him and Washington was scoring goals for fun but about 8 level below the football league, both improved with the County. I'd love to make the playoffs but paert of me i thinking about building a team for next season as well. I think 4 or 5 will leave in the summer and be replaced by better players. Another major advantage we'll have next season if we stay in league 2 is players will want to come to Newport after the season we've had so far. Having lost my team once this deal was too good to turn down and if Washington continues to improve then the sell on could bring in more than the intial fee. Nptsportsfan

6:31pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Gooda says...

Was gonna add a comment guys, but those bloody background adverts are driving me crazy!!
Was gonna add a comment guys, but those bloody background adverts are driving me crazy!! Gooda

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