YORK City star Peter Jameson will leave the club this summer to join a club in the Football League.

Jameson had been offered a new deal by York following the expiration of his current contract, but has now decided to take a move higher up the football pyramid.

The 29-year-old has been a stand-out player for City since joining the club from Blyth Spartans in 2019.

Jameson produced his most impressive form last season, winning the club’s man-of-the-match award on several occasions and making numerous eye-catching saves, including a penalty stop in the play-off semi-final at Brackley Town.

The former Darlington shot-stopper won the Clubman of the Year award by a landslide 61 per cent after a poll among supporters as York earned promotion through the Vanarama National League North play-offs.

Confirming his departure, Jameson said on social media: “I write this message with a heavy heart that my time at York City has come to an end.

“This was not an easy decision on my behalf but the opportunity to go into the Football League has always been an ambition of mine and one I could not turn down.

“I can’t thank the amazing fans, players and staff enough - I have made friends for a lifetime and memories that I will never forget.

“The play-off final win was the highlight of my York City career.

“What an amazing day and I’m so glad and proud that I was part of it.

“I wish you all the very best. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now onto a new chapter.”

York remain in discussions with keeper Ryan Whitley, who was part of Scarborough Athletic’s Pitching In Northern Premier League premier division promotion-winning side on loan last season, who could succeed Jameson as number one.

Teenage goalkeeper Maison Campbell was among 14 players to be released by York on Thursday.