Tranmere Rovers has announced the signing of striker Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.
The 26-year-old centre forward has put pen to paper on a one-year contract at Prenton Park. Born in Leeds, Dieseruvwe started his career at Sheffield Wednesday. In 2013, having progressed through the Yorkshire club’s youth academy, Dieseruvwe signed his first professional contract at the club.
Dieseruvwe joined Chesterfield in 2015 on a youth loan deal. Dieseruvwe made his Chesterfield debut in a 3–1 loss against Swindon Town. He then joined Kidderminster Harriers but was released by the club in May 2017 and he immediately signed for Salford City.
Tranmere fought off interest from a number of EFL clubs for the signature of Dieseruvwe and manager, Micky Mellon, was delighted with his new recruit.
Mellon said, “We are pleased to get a player into the group with the qualities that he has. He is a striker with great physicality, and he will compete at that end of the pitch.
“He will be able to get hold of the ball and allow us to play the type of football we want to play.
“He has the attributes to do really well for us. He is another part of a group of players that we want to put together and he will provide us with an opportunity to be successful this season.
“Of course, we want to bring more in, but Emmanuel is another step in the right direction towards forming the group we will need in order for us to be a force this season.
“We always need that physicality at that end of the pitch at some stage of the season or at some stages of games. So we now have that in the group and it is important. The asks of this division, Emmanuel will answer them when called upon. We want to have different types of players for different problems and situations we will find ourselves in during the season and he certainly ticks the boxes for the attributes he has.”
Tranmere have made a raft of new signings in recent weeks. Defender, Josh Cogley, midfielder Ryan Watson from New Brighton, and a trio of signings announced in one day: centre back, Tom Davies, midfielder, Chris Merrie, and defender,Nat Knight-Percival.