League One side Wycombe Football Club on Tuesday confirmed the signing of Nigerian born striker Fred Onyedinma on a three year contract.
Onyedinma has been handed the jersey number 23 in his third return to the Adams Park with defender Jason McCarthy heading the other way in undisclosed deals.
Head coach Gareth Ainsworth was elated by the arrival of Onyedinma while speaking with the club’s website, www.Wycombe wanderers.co.uk.
“Fred has been a target since the day he left us at the end of his loan spell last season, and I’m over the moon to bring him here on a permanent deal.
“I know the fans have been waiting a little while for this, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it when they see him back out there on the pitch in the light and dark blue quarters.
For those who may not have seen the forward in action, his head coach outlined his qualities.
“We know exactly what we’re getting; a very exciting, pacy forward who can make things happen in the blink of an eye and contribute plenty of goals and assists.
“He’s a player with huge potential, and a great deal of credit goes to our chairman Trevor Stroud for getting the deal over the line and bringing Fred back to the club, where I know he’ll settle straight back in and be a popular member of the team in the changing room and on the terraces.
“It’s a bittersweet day for me as we say goodbye to Jason McCarthy, who had an outstanding year with us and deservedly won the Supporters’ Player of the Year award. We knew when we signed him that his long-term future probably belonged at a higher level and once the opportunity came up for him to return to the Championship, it seemed the right thing for us to reach an agreement that suited all parties.
“We wish Jason every success at Millwall, and thank him for his fantastic efforts with us.”
Onyedinma originally signed on loan as a teenager in 2014.
By Izuchukwu Okosi