Huddersfield fought off competition from several Championship and League One clubs to secure a two year deal for Tranmere’s top goalscorer, the other club believed to be in for Kay was Peterborough United.
Kay made 98 appearances during his two year spell at Prenton Park, and was a crowd favourite at Rovers.
Tranmere Manager Ronnie Moore admitted Rovers could not match the offer Huddersfield offered, but did offer a very good offer.
Ronnie told the club’s official website:
‘We made Antony a very good offer to stay at Tranmere but he has decided to join Huddersfield Town.
‘Huddersfield offered him a financial package that nobody in this division could match.
Moore did however believe the move to Huddersfield was more for family reasons as Kay’s family could not settle on the Wirral.
‘He comes from Barnsley and playing for Huddersfield means it will be much closer to home for him and his young family. A major factor in his decision was that his family couldn’t settle here, so the move suits them.
‘But we have been aware that he has been talking to other clubs and with him being out of contract at the end of June we have had several targets in mind as potential replacements for some time.
‘I wish him all the best at Huddersfield.‘
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