Rotherham United have broken their transfer record to sign Oldham Athletic striker Jonson Clarke-Harris.

The 20-year-old has joined on an undisclosed fee and despite leaving it late, The Millers managed to beat the deadline.

Rotherham smash transfer record signing the striker

Rotherham smash transfer record signing the striker

 

“Jonson is a lad we tried to sign prior to moving to Oldham Athletic so as night follows day we have tracked his progress at Boundary Park with real interest,” said Rotherham boss Steve Evans, speaking to their official website.

 

“Last season he produced a number of stunning performances and it is no surprise that he has today been subject to a deadline day move to play Championship football, I am delighted Rotherham United has won the race to sign the boy.

 

“Over the summer period we have made a number of approaches to Oldham Athletic as we tried to recruit his services. He is a powerful boy with lighting pace and is an outstanding addition to what is already a very talented squad, we all look forward to working with Johnno and watching his progress continue,” he added.

He made 49 appearances last season and scored in Oldham’s 2-0 win against Doncaster Rovers last weekend.


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