YOUNG striker Harry White has signed for League One club Barnsley after impressing at Vanarama National League North side Gloucester City.
The 20-year-old forward has scored nine goals in 17 appearances for the Tigers since joining in October 2014 from Banbury United. He had spent time on trial at Bristol Rovers after playing college football in Illinois.
Former Yeovil Town and England C player Lee Johnson manages Barnsley and has a keen eye on Non-League. White joins the Tykes on a two-year deal after the clubs agreed an undisclosed fee.
Gloucester boss Tim Harris said: “I am delighted for Harry, he has an excellent appetite for the game and has a big opportunity to progress his career.
“This is an excellent example to all youngsters that hard work and dedication can pay off. We are all aware of the money flying around this level but I can provide lads that get setbacks after being released from pro clubs an opportunity.
“Clubs like Gloucester City who do not have the finance to compete can provide a pathway at this level for them to bounce back.
“Many times I say to young lads you will not get rich playing for our club though we can offer excellent training facilities at Hartpury College, my coaching staff are first class and most importantly a platform to perform on.”
Tykes boss Johnson added: “We are pleased to welcome Harry on board. He is a player with good potential and I’m looking forward to keeping an eye on his progress under Paul Heckingbottom within our development squad.
“This is a fantastic place for young players like Harry as there is a genuine pathway into the first team.”
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