Wrexham AFC are delighted to confirm the signing of prolific striker Paul Mullin on a three-year deal after he left Cambridge United.
The Merseyside-born forward scored 32 goals in 46 games to help Cambridge to promotion from EFL League Two last season – winning the Golden Boot and breaking the EFL League Two goalscoring record.
The 26-year-old was also named League Two Player of the Year, having earned promotion from the division for the second time in three seasons.
On signing for Wrexham, he said: “I’m made up, it’s been a long summer for me and now I can look forward to the season ahead, and I’m excited to get going at Wrexham.
“The ambition of the Club attracted me here. Rob McElhenney gave me a call a couple of nights ago – at that time, I wasn’t too sure about making the move – but once he outlined the plans for the Club, and the plans for me in the future, it was something I really wanted to be a part of and something that just excited me that much that I had to come.
“He really sold the Club to me. What they have planned for the Club is magnificent and something I want to be a part of.”
Mullin played youth football for Liverpool, before signing for Huddersfield Town. He made his professional debut for Morecambe, scoring 28 goals in 140 matches between 2014 and 2017.
After a season at Swindon Town, Mullin was part of the Tranmere Rovers squad which won promotion from League Two in the 2018/19 season and scored 12 goals in 56 games across two seasons.
He played six games on loan at Cambridge in the 2019/20 season before the campaign’s early end, but signed a permanent deal with the Us for last season.
His record-breaking season also saw him break Cambridge’s goalscoring record and with cup competitions included, he finished the year with 34 goals in 50 appearances.
Mullin added: “All the way through my career, I always believed what I achieved last season was possible so it wasn’t a surprise to me.
“I just want to look to continue that form now, and carry on into next season and score just as many goals here now.
“I’d love to score goals, that’s what I want to do, but first and foremost I’ll go and work as hard as I can, for the fans of the Club, and hopefully I can score the goals to help us achieve what we want to do here.”
Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson explained that it was more than just Mullin’s goalscoring record which made him a key target too.
He said: “I’m delighted to welcome Paul to the Club. He comes in after a terrific promotion season with Cambridge last season.
“He obviously brings a goal threat but most importantly he’s a team player. He brings a great work ethic and the mentality which we need at the Club.
“He brings the goals, but equally Paul’s attitude and work ethic is important for what we are trying to build here at Wrexham AFC.”
On the signing, Executive Director Humphrey Ker said: “The Board have been delighted with the Club’s recruitment to date in preparation for the season.
“We always wanted to make a signing that would stop people in their tracks and feel this signing fills that requirement.
“It is testimony to the persuasive nature and skill of all those involved in bringing Paul to the Club that we landed a target most would have felt was unachievable and we were delighted to provide the financial support to secure his signing.”