Northampton Town defender Aaron Pierre has joined Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.
Pierre, who joined the Cobblers as a free agent two years ago, was about to enter the final year of his contract at the club and made 68 appearances.
"We wish Aaron well and we are sorry to see him go, but we understand his decision and always have to look at the overall picture.” said manager Keith Curle.
"When the interest came in and we began discussions with Aaron and his agent, he indicated a desire to play in a higher division, and once an appropriate fee was finally agreed we all felt the timing was right.
"Aaron did well for us last season, I enjoyed working with him and we wish him well, but we do have a number of targets in mind to replace him and everyone is working behind the scenes to make that happen.
"I am confident we are on course to start the new season with a balanced and improved squad.”