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Cumbrians get small windfall

17 September 2012

Carlisle will receive a small compensation fee from Scottish Premier League side Hibernian following Tom Taiwo's switch to Easter Road.

The 22-year-old midfielder has signed a two-year deal with Hibernian after turning down the offer of a new contract from Carlisle at the end of last season.

Carlisle's managing director John Nixon told the club's official website: "We have agreed a small compensation package and a sell-on clause now that Tom has opted to go north of the border.

"Under the circumstances, with a move across the border, that is the best we could hope for and we all wish him the very best as he joins his new club."

Taiwo joined Carlisle initially on loan from Chelsea in July 2009 and made over 100 appearances for the Cumbrians.

Chelsea paid Taiwo's hometown club Leeds a reported ?5million compensation fee for him and fellow youngster Michael Woods following a controversial move in 2006 after the Yorkshire club threatened legal action.

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