Exeter City FC can confirm that Sam Nombe has joined Championship side Rotherham United for a significant undisclosed fee.
The striker ends his City career with 85 appearances, scoring 27 goals and registering 12 assists in red and white. Sam joined the club in the summer of 2021 from MK Dons and would go on to play a crucial part in City's promotion winning campaign that season, scoring ten times as City reached League One for the first time in a decade.
The club’s previous and current coaching staff have played an important role in Sam’s development of his game into the well-rounded, in demand striker that his is today.
Sam's first goal for the club came in a 2-0 win over Sutton United in September 2021, with his last against Barnsley in March of this year.
Speaking about Sam’s departure, manager Gary Caldwell said: “Sam joined as the club’s record signing in 2021 and has made a massive contribution to the club in his time here.
"It is in the best interest of the club that he moves for a substantial fee now, with less than a year left on his contract. There will be a replacement coming, but more importantly the transfer allows us to strengthen the squad overall and provide us with more depth.
“There has been a large turnover of players this summer, which we knew was coming, but no individual player is bigger than our special football club. We have to keep building a strong connection between the supporters and this new group of players to make new heroes and create even more amazing moments throughout the season, with the attacking style of football we are looking to play.”
All at Exeter City thank Sam for his contribution and wish him all the best for his future career.