Wrexham AFC are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Ollie Palmer from AFC Wimbledon for a club record but undisclosed fee, subject to stakeholder approval and international clearance.
The striker has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Racecourse Ground, through to June 2025.
The 30-year-old is our first signing of the transfer window and we have submitted the paperwork with the view to him being available for Tuesday night’s home game against Grimsby.
And on signing for Wrexham, Palmer said: “I’m excited. It’s a brand new opportunity for me and something I really wanted to be involved with so I’m looking forward to it.
“I had a good conversation with the gaffer here, and he really sold it to me. The passion around the town for the Football Club; it’s obviously one of the oldest Football Clubs around and it’s just about getting them back to where they want to be.
“We have some really famous co-chairmen, and they have already done some amazing things with the Football Club. It’s just a really good opportunity for me – something to get my teeth into, something new.
“Phil Parkinson explained everything to me, and it was something that got me really excited.”
Standing 6ft 5in tall, the striker – who has scored eight times for the Dons this season and leads their goalscoring charts – spent time on loan with the Mariners in the National League in 2015.
He has also played for Woking, Havant & Waterlooville, Mansfield, Leyton Orient, Luton, Lincoln and Crawley, scoring 111 league goals in 402 career appearances.
Manager Phil Parkinson said of the signing: “I’m absolutely delighted. Ollie was a player we wanted right from the offset.
“These things take time, and they can be difficult, but credit to Rob and Ryan for sanctioning the deal and to everyone else involved in getting the deal over the line, because when you’re attracting a player from a higher league, the deals are never easy. I’m absolutely delighted we’ve finalised the signing.
“He gives us presence, but he’s also got quality and that was important for us – we want good footballers. He’s got good technical ability, he’s a good character and he’ll be an excellent addition to the squad.”