Last week the Club were approached by Lincoln City with an offer to sign Tom Hopper. The Club refused the first and subsequent offer but has now agreed terms and given consent for Lincoln to talk to Tom.
Whilst Southend United do not welcome the approach, we equally recognise our league position can often attract interest.
Additionally, it is also recognised that all players wish to compete at the highest level and at this time the Club does not wish to stand in Tom's way.
The Club is already in discussions to reinforce the squad and which includes a striker with a view to strengthening the first team, not simply for the current season but next year too.