We’re delighted to bring Aaron Opoku to the club – Matlock Town coach Paul Phillips

Matlock Town coach Paul Phillips has expressed his delight following the signing of English-born Ghanaian forward Aaron Opoku from Carlton Town.

Opoku joins the club for an undisclosed fee after successful negotiations.

He has been with Carlton for four years now and has built a reputation of being quick and aggressive with an eye for goal.

“We’ve watched him and he’s big, strong, quick and powerful with bags of goals in him,” Phillips said as quoted by the club’s official website.

“He’s been a good servant to Carlton in the league below but he’s moving to Manchester and it’s too good an opportunity to miss for we need to add goals to our squad. Darryl Thomas speaks very highly of him and very highly of Matlock.

“We’re delighted to bring him to the club.”

In 38 appearances for the Millers last term, he scored 14 goals, finishing as the club’s joint leading scorer alongside Nathan Watson.

The 26-year-old is moving from Nottingham to the Manchester area and former Matlock striker Darryl Thomas, now on the coaching staff at Carlton, has advised Opoku that a move to Matlock would be beneficial for him at this stage of his career.

Phillips has had Opoku on his radar for some time and moved quickly when he found out that Opoku would be leaving Stoke Lane to head to Manchester.

The move is subject to approval by the FA and the NPL.

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