Gillingham boss Steve Evans makes Olly Lee his first summer signing
GILLINGHAM manager Steve Evans has made his first summer signing with the capture of attacking midfielder Olly Lee.
The 29-year-old, who has enjoyed three previous loan spells at Priestfield Stadium, has agreed a permanent move following his departure from Scottish Championship winners Heart of Midlothian after three years in Scotland.
Lee, the son of former England and Newcastle United midfielder Rob, made 58 appearances for the Edinburgh-based side, scoring nine goals.
Evans told Gillingham’s website :”Olly has played an integral part in a great run of form the team delivered over the last two seasons.
“He has taken his time to think everything through and has met up with several EFL League One managers who were keen to sign him, at times last season he was simply outstanding.
“He went away late last week with his young family for a few days to discuss his various options and I was delighted when he rang me to say he would love to come back to us on a permanent basis.
“We have talked for hours about football in these last few weeks. He is without doubt an excellent addition to the squad we are working really hard to put together.”
Lee, who has made 66 appearances for Gillingham, scoring 11 goals, has also played for West Ham United, Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet, Birmingham City, Plymouth Argyle and Luton Town.
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