Striker moves on.
Tom Eaves has signed for Championship side Hull City on a three- year contract.
The 27-year-old striker, who has been Gills top scorer in the last two seasons, was offered a new contract in May but has decided to take a step up and join Grant McCann’s Hull who are currently in Marbella on a training camp.
Eaves netted 40 times in 97 appearances in all competitions during his time at ME7, scoring a brace in his final appearance for the club against Blackpool in the final game of last season as the Gills ran out convincing 3-0 winners at Bloomfield Road.
The forward signed for the Gills in the summer of 2017, penning a two-year contract after leaving Yeovil Town. He immediately adhered himself to the Priestfield faithful, scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Charlton having already scored a hat-trick at home against Southend United.
In 2018/19 he scored a stunning goal against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, which was later voted `Goal of the Season,` converted a pressure penalty at Hartlepool in a first round FA Cup replay and helped clinch a point against Luton in an entertaining 2-2 draw against the league leaders at Kenilworth Road.
Prior to joining his new team-mates, Tom published a special message to the Gills fans which can be read below.
Everyone at Gillingham Football Club would like to thank Tom for his services over the last two seasons and we wish him well for the future.