Danny Hylton has departed Luton Town on a free transfer to join Northampton Town on a two-year contract until June 2024.
Hylton joined Luton in Summer 2016 from Oxford United and has gone on to net 62 goals in 170 appearances across all competitions, during which he played a crucial part in two consecutive promotions from League Two to Championship between 2017-18 & 2018-19 seasons.
The 33 year-old striker however has managed to net just four goals in 52 appearances in the Hatters’ last three seasons, which has seen them steadily climb the Sky Bet Championship standings.
Manager, Nathan Jones spoke to Lutontown.co.uk following Hylton’s departure as he paid tribute to the striker’s impact at Kenilworth Road, as he said: “Danny has been my best-ever signing as a manager and I am going to miss him every single day.
“He was the catalyst for all the other great signings that we have had, and has epitomised everything we have done here at Luton with his high energy, underdog spirit, the quality – just everything about us.”
Jones went on to praise Hylton for showing his commitment to the club by rejected multiple offers to leave Luton, whilst training “like a lunatic.”
On the decision to accept Hylton’s departure for Northampton, Jones commented: “He was a talisman, the player the fans related to, and it’s the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in allowing him to leave the football club. It’s like letting your kid go.
“There will be a gaping hole now Danny Hylton has left, but I thank him for coming to us and turning down bigger offers than ours. I thank him for everything he has done for us, and I thank him for just being Danny Hylton every single day.
“He has been phenomenal for Luton Town and we wish him and his family well with everything.”
Luton fans will have the chance to say their farewells to Hylton on Saturday 16 July as the Hatters visit Northampton at Sixfields in a pre-season friendly.