Tayo Edun has completed a move to Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee, with the Imps retaining a future interest in the player.
The 23-year-old full back joined Lincoln in January 2020 from Sky Bet Championship side Fulham.
Edun made a total of 64 appearances for City and became a key figure in defence during the 2020/21 campaign.
Director of Football, Jez George said: "Tayo has been a top player for Lincoln City over the past 18 months and this is a brilliant opportunity for him. It is also the right thing for Lincoln City to ensure that we continue to recruit, develop and sell talented young players to then reinvest in the squad to create greater value in the future.
“Tayo is a great example of the success that is possible through one strand of our recruitment model. He joined us on a permanent transfer having reached the end of his pathway at Fulham, developed over his time with us into a top player at our level and then attracted significant interest and multiple offers from the Championship.
"This is the right move for him, the right time for us to sell and an example of why talented young players want to join us. We always want them to achieve their ambitions with us, and if not then because of us. This is how we will continue to build, develop and grow the club, with the key part of this strategy being that we are always identifying and signing the next player with the potential to emulate, in this case, Tayo’s journey.”
The club would like to place on record our thanks to Tayo for his contribution at Lincoln City and wish him all the best for his future.