Plymouth Argyle have confirmed on their official club website that playmaker George Cooper has joined the club on loan for the duration of the 2019/10 season, announcing the signing of the midfielder from Peterborough United on Thursday morning.
Peterborough United decided to allow George Cooper to leave the club on loan this summer, with a number of players ahead of him in the pecking order in Darren Ferguson’s squad. Now, it has been confirmed with just a matter of days before the end of the window that Cooper has found a new club, joining Plymouth Argyle on loan.
Bradford City tried to complete a deal to bring Cooper to Valley Parade, but the two clubs could not come to an agreement over how the player’s wages would be shared. The Bantams wanted to bring him in as part of a double swoop on the Posh but only managed to secure a deal for Callum Cooke.
Plymouth are the side who have succeeded in bringing Cooper in, adding further depth and competition to their attacking ranks as Ryan Lowe looks to fire the Pilgrims back to League One at the first time of asking.
Cooper – who can play in the number 10 role as well as out wide – started out his career with Crewe Alexandra and went on to star for the Alex. He played in 142 games for the club, scoring 15 goals and providing 29 assists in the process. He left the club in January 2018 to join the Posh, where he has netted five goals and laid on two assists in 42 appearances.
Now, he will be hoping to impress in his stint at Plymouth to help Ryan Lowe fire the club back to League One and build on their strong start to the new season.