Rotherham United have today completed their sixth signing of the summer as confirmed on their official website.
The Millers have captured the signature of American defender Matthew Olosunde on a two-year-deal subject to ratification from the FA and EFL.
Formerly of Manchester United, Olosunde joins fellow new signings Carlton Morris, Shaun MacDonald, Freddie Ladapo, Julien Lamy and Dan Barlaser who have all arrived at the New York Stadium as they look to bounce back from last season’s relegation and push for promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Olosunde had been playing for the New York Red Bulls before being spotted by Manchester United and moved to England in 2016 and spending three years there before making his move to Rotherham.
The 21-year-old will now join up with the squad as they prepare to depart for their pre-season training camp ahead of the new campaign.
Olosunde although American, is also eligible to represent Nigeria through his father who then moved to UK and then to the US.
The right-back has an abundance of qualities including his reading of the game for someone of such a young age. He recovers the ball well and also wins his fair share of aerial duels.
He is an attacking full back and has a very good average passing rate and will no doubt add some pace and solidity to the Millers’ back line. Olosunde is also very versatile as he is able to play in midfield as well as in defence.