The Imps have secured the services of Daniel Nlundulu from Southampton on a season-long loan deal.
The 22-year-old is the third signing of the summer for Michael Appleton’s men, and arrives looking very much like a Callum Morton replacement, or Tom Hopper alternative. He is very highly rated at Southampton, and has appeared 12 times for them in the Premier League, as well as scoring in last season’s FA Cup.
“Everyone has been very welcoming and I’m looking forward to getting started, I think the manager can teach me a lot,” he told the club’s official site. “I am here to develop myself as a striker and hopefully get some game time. The way the team plays is the way I like to play, so I feel like the manager can develop me as a striker. I try to be positive, I can bring strength and drive with the ball and I’m looking forward to showing Lincoln fans what I can do.”
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Jez George described the forward as one of the main targets of the summer, saying: “Dan has been a top target for us throughout the summer and we’re really pleased to be able to add him to the squad. He will add another element to the attacking options available to Michael Appleton and we’d like to thank Southampton for being willing to trust us with the next stage of his development.”
Nlundulu was born in France, but has represented England at Under 16 level. His brother Gael was once on the books of Portsmouth but now plays in the French third tier for PSG’s reserve team.
The move confirms the identity of the reported Premier League striker set to join the Imps, and is likely to be the start of a busy couple of weeks for City as we finalise our squad ahead of the season opener against Gillingham.