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Bonne Departs

Macauley Bonne has left the U's to join Orient

14 July 2017

U's young striker Macauley Bonne has joined Leyton Orient.

Following negotiations between the player and the two clubs, and a medical on Friday morning, the twenty one year old has put pen to paper on a two year deal at the O's and moves to the East London club for an undisclosed fee, subject to relevent approvals.

Bonne made his U's debut as a seventeen year old at Shrewbury in October 2013, a few days before celebrating his eigtheenth birthday with a goal at home to Peterbrough United.

Since then, he has made a further eighty two appearances for the U's, scoring sixteen goals in total.

Only twenty five of these appearances have been from the start though, and the forward has spent time on loan at Woking and Lincoln looking for more regular competitive football.

Director of Football Tony Humes explained the move, saying: "Sometimes, you have to be fair to a player and let him move on to pastures new, we do have a duty of care to all our young players coming through the system."

"Macca has found it difficult to cement a regular place in the first team and we felt it was probably the best thing for him to try and galvanise his career elsewhere."

"This happens across the football world and we ourselves have benefitted from the performances of the likes of Gavin Massey and George Moncur coming here after finding the path to first team football tough at their previous club.

"Whilst it didn't quite work out here for Macca, we all thank him for all his efforts in his time here and wish him well in his future career." 

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