VAUXHALL Motors striker Paul Taylor has finally secured his shot at League football after agreeing to join Chester City.
After protracted transfer negotiations, the two clubs have reached an agreement which suits all parties.
Taylor, 22, will join Chester on loan initially, with a view to signing on permanently for an undisclosed fee later in the season.
Motors chairman Alan Bartlam said: “In effect the permanent deal is in place. We haven’t finalised the paperwork yet but we agreed to facilitate the deal in this way.
“It is a great opportunity for Paul and we didn’t want to get in the way of that. He now has a chance to prove himself at a higher level and we wish him all the best.”
Taylor, a former Manchester City trainee, joined Motors on a free last season and turned in an impressive display in a summer friendly against Chester at Rivacre Park.
He has been on City’s scouting radar ever since and was the subject of a failed £50,000 bid from former boss Bobby Williamson in January.
Chester had a five-figure offer for Taylor accepted by Vauxhall at the end of the season but were unable to agree personal terms with the player. The transfer looked to be off, until it was resurrected earlier this week.
Taylor – a quick and skilful forward with an eye for spectacular goals – netted 17 times for Motors last season.
Vauxhall boss Carl Macauley has appointed 30-year-old Anthony Wright as his assistant manager.
Wright was the innocent victim of a shooting outside his Liverpool home four years ago which left him seriously injured.