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Folkestone Invicta striker Johan Ter Horst relieved to clinch his move to Hull City

19 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Johan Ter Horst Picture Fiona Stapley-Harding

Johan Ter Horst Picture: Fiona Stapley-Harding

Folkestone Invicta striker Johan Ter Horst has spoken out about his move to Premier League side Hull City.

As many as 20 big clubs were chasing the 18-year-old's signature and Ter Horst admitted it was a relief to finally know where his future lies.

Speaking after Folkestone's game against Herne Bay on Tuesday night, he said: "It’s pretty amazing, really. It’s just unbelievable.

"There’s been a lot of talk and for me, personally, it’s great to get it done finally.

"It’s been difficult. One minute it’s this, one minute it’s that. For me, it was a bit like 'come on, what’s going on?'

"I just wanted to get something sorted. I felt like when I signed this week, it was a weight off my shoulders because it was hanging over me."

He added: "It hasn’t sunk in. My phone’s been going non-stop, it’s been pretty mad. I’ve got the next couple of days off so I’ll let it sink in then."

Tor Horst has scored 21 goals in his first season of senior football but he's been with Folkestone since starting at secondary school.

He said: "It’ll be a shame (to leave). Since I was 12 I’ve been here. But I think the club are going to do well out of the deal, so that’s good from everyone’s point of view.

"It is a big move but I would probably have gone off to uni next year, so you’ve got to look at it like that. I’m sure they’ll look after me and I’ve been informed that (Hull manager) Steve Bruce was the same, as a Geordie moving down to Gillingham, so he’ll look after me.

"It doesn’t frighten me, that part of it."

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