DEFIANT & Yeading will not let wantaway forward Danny Wishart leave on the cheap.
Wishart has revealed he wants to move on after four years of service and submitted a transfer request this week .
The 21-year-old forward, who can also play on the left side of midfield and at full-back, has one year left on his contract at the Conference South club.
His decision has come as a considerable blow to new boss Phil Babb as he prepares for his first season in management with Hayes & Yeading.
Szymon Sidorowicz, Luke Williams, Wishart, Tom Bird and Stefan Cox are the only players on the books at Beaconsfield Road with less than a month to go before pre-season.
Babb has told the Gazette that United have acquiesced to Wishart’s request but will not allow the versatile speed merchant to leave for free.
“We’ve accepted his request in good faith,” Babb said. “In an ideal world we’d like to keep him as he’s an extremely talented young player, but Wish has been at the club for a long time and he says he wants a new challenge.
“Sometimes players need a new environment to kick on to the next level. Saying that, the chairman, the director of football and myself have decided on a monetary value for Wish – if it isn’t met he will see out his contract as a United player.”
The player took to Twitter on Wednesday afternnoon to explain his reasons for leaving.
He tweeted: "I've handed in a transfer request. This is nothing against Hayes & Yeading but for personal reasons. Hope Hayes and I can benefit from this."
Wishart reportedly attracted interest from a host of clubs last season including Luton, Macclesfield, Barnet, Aldershot and Fleetwood.