Norwich City legend Grant Holt leaves King’s Lynn Town for Barrow

Grant Holt with Stephen Cleeve after joining King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt

Grant Holt with Stephen Cleeve after joining King's Lynn Town. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Grant Holt has left King’s Lynn Town.

The Norwich City legend, signed in a blaze of glory at the beginning of October, is to join Barrow as a player-coach.

The 36-year-old made three appearances for the Linnets, two and a sub, scoring one goal.

His departure was confirmed by Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve on Saturday after the 1-0 home defeat to Chesham.

“He has left the football club,” he said. “We had a phone call on Monday from Barrow Football Club saying they had done a deal with him to join them as a player coach. I was obviously a little bit surprised because we thought we had done a deal for the season with him, but with players not on contract these things happen.

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“The result is that he hasn’t signed for Barrow yet – he is taking a week or so before that happens.

“He has decided he wants to go there, they have offered more money and they have offered him a long-term deal and there is nothing we can do about it, so that is it really.”

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A statement on Barrow’s website said: “Barrow AFC can confirm that we approached King’s Lynn Town regarding the availability of Grant Holt.

“Conversations have taken place between our manager Ady Pennock and the King’s Lynn management team, as well as at board room level. However, no terms have been agreed and no deal has been signed for him to join us. We look forward to speaking to Grant at the end of the mandatory notice period.”

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