Tranmere have completed the signing of Swindon Town striker Paul Mullin for an undisclosed fee, with the former Liverpool and Everton youngster signing a two-year deal.
Speculation had been mounting in recent days that Mullin was on his way to Prenton Park, and so it has proved. Born in Litherland, the 23-year-old will be relishing a return to Merseyside and nearly joined the club last summer but for the lure of league football at Swindon.
He was at Everton at an early age before joining Liverpool’s Academy setup. He left the Anfield club in 2012 and was picked up by Huddersfield. He didn’t make the first team with the Terriers and had a brief loan spell with Vauxhall Motors before he joined Morecambe.
It was with the Shrimps where he made real progress, playing 122 games and scoring 25 goals in League Two. That attracted the interest of a host of clubs last summer, including Rovers, but the promise of staying in the Football League helped Mullin choose Swindon over Tranmere.
We understand that once promotion was secured back in May, Tranmere were always going to go back in for the player and Mullin was keen to make the move.
He becomes Rovers’ third summer signings after the arrival of defender Mark Ellis from Carlisle United and midfielder Ollie Banks from Oldham.
It’s expected that Micky Mellon will bring in at least another three players before the season kicks-off in August, while there is set to be a number of trialists training with the club in the coming weeks.