David Stephens has left League Two side Barnet after failing to agree to a new deal, reports Get West London.
The 23-year-old spent three years with the Bees, making 136 appearances, and was a key part of the side that won the Conference title last season.
He was a popular figure amongst the Barnet fans and was voted the club’s Player of the Year for two seasons running.
Bees boss Martin Allen said the former Wales Under-21 international rejected the club’s offer after lengthy talks with the chairman, but should he sign for another club, Barnet will be entitled to compensation because he is under the age of 24.
With one of his key players leaving The Hive, Allen has handed a trial to veteran defender Michael Nelson. The 35-year-old left Cambridge United at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.
Nelson made over 300 appearances for Hartlepool United and has had spells at Bury, Norwich, Scunthorpe, Bradford, Kilmarnock and Hibernian.
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