City have completed the signing of midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe on a season-long loan from Stoke City.
Oakley-Boothe has represented England up to U18 level, and was part of the Three Lions squad which won the U17 World Cup in 2017.
He has made 23 senior appearances for Stoke, 18 in the Sky Bet Championship, having come through the Academy at Tottenham Hotspur alongside current City defender TJ Eyoma.
He said: “I’m buzzing to sign. It’s a great opportunity for me to play games. The style of football here is attractive to me, and suits me as a player. I know people here already so it was an easy decision to speak to them and find out about the club.
“TJ and I have known each other since primary school and we’ve been close ever since - we went to the same secondary school and played for Tottenham and England together. He spoke so highly of the club so it was a no brainer for me to come.”
City head coach Mark Kennedy added: ”We are delighted to have been able to sign a player of Tashan’s quality and pedigree. He is an all-round midfielder with fantastic technical ability and athleticism who can play a massive role for us this season.
“We would like to thank Stoke City for enabling us to be able to make this happen as well as Tashan for his trust in how we can help him and his commitment in wanting to play for Lincoln City.”