Solihull Moors have completed the signing of midfielder Joss Labadie on a free transfer, following his departure from Walsall as confirmed via a statement on the club’s website.
The 32-year-old became a free agent last month and has made over 300 appearances in the EFL throughout his career so far but will be dropping into the National League next season.
Who is Joss Labadie?
The experienced midfielder began his career with West Bromwich Albion, as well as having loan spells with the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Cheltenham Town and Tranmere Rovers before joining the latter on a free transfer in 2010.
From here, Labadie had permanent spells with the likes of Notts County and Dagenham & Redbridge before joining Newport County in 2016. He spent five years with the Welsh side making 149 appearances and helped the club to become a regular EFL side, before leaving to join Walsall in 2021.
Last season, the midfielder made just five league appearances for the club, with all five coming in the final three months of the EFL season.
Labadie has joined Andy Whing’s side on a free transfer, following his departure from League Two side Walsall. He has signed an undisclosed length contract with the National League side.
What’s been said?
Upon signing for the club, Labadie told the club’s website…
“I’m buzzing to be here, luckily the gaffer invited me to come and train a couple days last week and yeah, I’m excited to get the deal done!”
Labadie brings a high amount of experience to the Solihull side, which is something that they’ve lacked following the exits of Ben Coker, Ryan Boot and Callum Howe in recent weeks.
The midfielder may have struggled for league appearances in the EFL last season, but his experience and physical presence will bring a much-needed boost to Andy Whing’s midfield next season.