Exeter City can confirm Josh Key has joined Championship side Swansea City.
As Josh is under the age of 24 and a product of Exeter City Academy, the club is entitled to compensation which is yet to be concluded.
One of Our Own, Josh joined the Grecians academy in 2015 and would go onto make his first team professional debut three years later in the EFL Trophy against Bristol Rovers. Key's first goal for the club came in the same competition in 2020 against Forest Green, before netting his first league goal a fortnight later at Mansfield Town.
Josh ends his City career on 149 appearances and 8 goals, and will always be remembered for the part he played in the 2021/22 promotion winning season. Off the field, community work was a huge part of Key's character, with numerous visits to schools and charities, as well as supporting the club's activities for various causes.
Manager Gary Caldwell has praised Josh for his contribution to the club: "Naturally, we are sad to see Josh leave and our offer to him showed how much we valued him as a player and wanted to keep him at the football club.
"We are proud of what Josh has achieved and he is a fine representative of the academy, but we understood his desire to play at a higher level. Josh is not only a great footballer, but also a fantastic person, and we all wish him the very best."
Everyone at Exeter City is grateful to Josh for his dedicatiuon to the club, and wish him every success at Swansea.
Good luck, Josh!