Oldham Athletic have completed the signing of striker Daniel Taylor following his release by Premier League club Newcastle United.
The 19-year-old will official join up with Latics on July 1 after agreeing a one-year deal and an option of a further year.
According to the club's official website, Oldham boss Paul Dickov won a frenzied race for Taylor's signature, with Scottish Premier duo Hearts and St Mirren, Preston and an unnamed Championship club all having spoken to the teenager.
"This is a great opportunity for me to hopefully play regular first-team football, something I need to be doing," he said.
"My chances would have been limited had I stayed at Newcastle, who have been very supportive to me. It was a good place to learn my football and you were always aware of the former players who had gone on to greater things.
"Having the opportunity to work with Paul Dickov, who was a striker in his playing days, had a big bearing on my decision to move here and hopefully he can help me improve further."