Shrimps agree compensation deal for Barkhuizen
THE Shrimps have agreed a compensation deal with Preston North End for former winger Tom Barkhuizen.
The 23-year-old, who left the Shrimps last week, has signed a pre-contract agreement at Deepdale and will be eligible to play from January 1.
The two clubs have struck a compensation deal, Morecambe having retained their right to claim training compensation when cancelling his contract by mutual consent.
Barkhuizen said: “Over the last 18 months at Morecambe getting regular game time, I feel I have improved as a player massively, my all-round game has improved.
“Hopefully this time back in the Championship I will be able to show that I’m a better player than when I left the division when I was 20.
“This is an exciting challenge for me.”
Barkhuizen started his career as a trainee at Blackpool, where he worked under Steve Thompson who is now PNE’s first-team coach. He gained first-team experience during loan spells with Hereford United and Fleetwood Town, returning to play Championship football with the Seasiders.