Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Stephen Humphrys from Southend United for an undisclosed fee, having beaten off competition from other Clubs to secure his signature.
The 22-year-old joins Dale on a two-year deal.
The move to Rochdale move sees a return to the Crown Oil Arena for the striker, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Club during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring three goals in 18 appearances, including one against Tottenham Hotspur in a fifth round FA Cup replay at Wembley.
He will wear squad number 9.
Speaking after putting pen to paper, he commented: “I’m so happy to be here.
“I got a call from my Agent a couple of weeks ago to say that Rochdale were interested and I thought it would be a deal that would be hard to do, but thankfully David Bottomley has worked tirelessly to get it over the line over.
“As soon as I heard there was interest, I 100% wanted to come back here, so I pushed my Agent to do everything he could to get me here. I’m here now and I’m absolutely delighted.
“Brian is a manager with a lot of modern ideas - he wants to play Premier League type football. We’ve just got a new pitch so that will help towards the way he wants to play, so I’m really excited. Hopefully that creates more chances for me to score goals, which is why I have been brought in. I’m hoping that I can get in the team and do my best for him.
“I left home when I was 15 and I’m 23 next week, so for me to come home and be back in the North is an amazing feeling. I’m just so thankful to Rochdale and to David Bottomley for giving me the chance to come back. I won’t let people down.”
Welcome back to the Crown Oil Arena, Stephen!