Peterborough United defender confirms his departure from the Weston Homes Stadium

Josh Knight celebrates his goal at Burton last season. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.Josh Knight celebrates his goal at Burton last season. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Josh Knight celebrates his goal at Burton last season. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Defender Josh Knight’s move to German Bundesliga 2 side Hannover 96 has now been confirmed.

Knight spurned last-ditch attempts by Posh to get him to extend a three-year stay at London Road to start a new career overseas. He had also played for Posh in two previous spell on loan from Leicester City.

He has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third season at a club who finished sixth in their division last season.

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The 26 year-old posted a message to Posh fans and officials on social media on Tuesday morning.

Josh Knight scores his first goal for Posh against Sunderland in August, 2019. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.Josh Knight scores his first goal for Posh against Sunderland in August, 2019. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Josh Knight scores his first goal for Posh against Sunderland in August, 2019. Photo Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Knight said: “After three wonderful years at Peterborough United my time at the club has come to an end. I would like to thank the manager, the coaches and my teammates for helping me become the player I am today.

"Posh fans you’ve stuck by me through the good times and the bad. We’ve made a lot of great memories together from scoring my first senior goal against Sunderland, the big local derby win at home, and most importantly, making a childhood dream come true by winning at Wembley.

"It’s been an honour Posh. I wish you all the best for the future.”

Knight made 169 appearances for Posh, scoring 11 goals. Posh tried to convince the centre-back to stay by making two strong contract offers.

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