After discussions with all parties, agreement has been reached. The
transfer will be for an agreed undisclosed fee.
Following agreement of personal terms and a successful medical, Romain's
transfer has been confirmed this afternoon and he is now a Dagenham &
Romain has made a massive contribution to the team's progress since he
joined the club from Lewes in the summer of 2015.
He has been a credit to himself and the club are delighted to be able to
further his career.
Boro manager Tommy Widdrington added: "I'm not at all surprised at the
interest Elliott has received and I'm delighted with his contribution to Eastbourne
Borough over the last twenty months or so. I'm also mindful of the `doubters`
who told me he couldn't be managed, and the previous people Elliott worked
under, who told me `he doesn't score enough goals!` Elliott had passed the 20-mark
for the season by the end of February!
"I and everyone at Priory Lane wish Elliott the very best of luck in
his new adventure, and he is living proof that you should never give up on your
pursuit to improve. He's been a pleasure to work with both on the training
ground and on a Saturday, I'd even go as far as to say it's improved me as a
manager as I've never quite had a lad like Elliott in my charge!
"I realise that supporters will miss Elliott Romain and instinctively
ask can we replace him?. But every football team is constantly evolving, and
supporters have already witnessed the clear progress that we have made this
season. Without that whole-team progress Elliott would not have scored his 20
goals! I am sure we can achieve the dual aim of furthering players' individual
careers and developing and strengthening the squad and the club at the same
time. There will always be another Elliott Romain out there, and I am certain
that our structure and our coaching will produce more gems.
"Meanwhile, we are all united at Eastbourne Borough in thanking
Elliott for all he has given to this football club, and in wishing him every
possible success in his career".