Pools defender Jack Baldwin has completed a transfer to League One outfit Peterborough United.
Baldwin travelled to London Road for talks late this afternoon after the two clubs were able to come to an undisclosed financial agreement over terms for the 20-year-old.
The centre-back signed his first professional contract with Pools in the summer of 2011 after impressing during a pre-season trial from non-league side Faversham Town.
Since then, Baldwin has gone on to make 85 appearances for Pools and has been an ever-present during the current League Two campaign.
“We didn’t want to sell Jack but when the approach was made by Peterborough earlier this week he made it clear that it was an opportunity he was interested in,” explained boss Colin Cooper.
“We have spent time trying to encourage him to stay but once his mind was made up to progress his career in League One, our job was to get the best possible deal for Hartlepool United.
“I spoke about it with the Chairman and the Chief Executive and we all agreed that the deal we’ve been able to finalise tonight after several days of negotiation was in the best financial and beneficial interests of the Football Club and the player.”
The Club would like to thank Jack for his full commitment during his time at Victoria Park and wish him and his family all the very best for his future career.