Statement: Curtis Nelson Tribunal

PLYMOUTH Argyle have welcomed the decision of an independent transfer tribunal hearing which, on Tuesday, set a transfer fee for ex-Pilgrim Curtis Nelson.

The Professional Football Compensation Committee sat in judgment after Curtis’s move from Home Park to Oxford United in the summer.
The two sides had been unable to agree a fee for 23-year-old Curtis, who made nearly 250 appearances for the Pilgrims before his move to the Kassam Stadium.
Following the London hearing, which was attended by Argyle chief executive Martyn Starnes and manager Derek Adams, James Brent, Chairman of Plymouth Argyle said:
“We thank the Professional Football Compensation Committee for their judgment regarding Curtis’s move to Oxford United.

“We feel that the valuation and sell-on provisions set by the committee adequately took into account our estimations of the worth and potential of Curtis.
“We also feel that the PFCC has an important role – which they fulfil very well – in ensuring that the time and resources that clubs put into producing young talent is appropriately recognized when players move on.
“We are proud and delighted to have played a huge part in the development of Curtis, who served Argyle well.
“We wish him and Oxford United every success for the future"