Tranmere have confirmed the signing of veteran midfielder David Perkins who joins from Rochdale.
Confirmation of the move comes after several days of speculation linking the player with a move to Rovers.
We understand there was no transfer fee involved in the move despite Perkins being just six months in to a two-year deal at Spotland. Perkins has signed an 18-month contract at Prenton Park.
His signing may raise eyebrows given that he is now 36-years-old, but he’s a player who Micky Mellon knows well. Perkins left Wigan with whom he had won promotion from League One to re-join former club Rochdale in the summer,
He’s also played for the likes of Colchester and Barnsley during a long and impressive Football League career.
Speaking about Perkins’ arrival, Mellon said: “I have worked with David a lot in the past,” admitted the boss. “He will instantly become a key member of the team.
“He has won promotions and he will bring great experience and energy levels to the squad. He is a great addition to the group.”
The player himself was thrilled to be joining Tranmere. Speaking to the club’s official website, he said:
“As soon as I found out there was interest from Tranmere, I was keen to join, it is a great football club. I am looking forward to challenge and hopefully we can push for promotion.
“I will bring a lot of experience to the team and hopefully I can chip in with a few goals and help the younger lads.
“A lot of players I have played with have played for Tranmere Rovers, most recently Max Power, and he couldn’t speak highly enough of the Club.
“It is a massive football club and I can’t wait to get started.”