Rochdale Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Max Taylor.
The 21-year-old defender left Manchester United earlier this summer to pursue a new opportunity and he has penned an initial one-year deal at Dale.
Taylor, a product of United’s Academy, progressed through the youth ranks there, featuring at under-18 and under-23 level. He was on the first team bench for the side’s Europa League tie with Astana in 2019, and has also featured for the Reds in the EFL Trophy.
He spent the 2020/21 campaign out on loan at Kidderminster Harriers.
“I’m very happy to get everything over the line,” said Taylor, who has featured as a trialist in three of Rochdale's pre-season friendlies.
“I’ve loved the feeling around the club [during my time here so far]. Everyone has a great attitude and I’m really looking forward to cracking on with the season.
“I think everyone wants to get going now. We’ve had a good pre-season and all the lads have got good minutes under the belts. Everyone will be fighting for a shirt on Saturday.”
Manager Robbie Stockdale added: “I’m really pleased to have secured the services of Max.
“He been with us for a week to ten days now and he has impressed everybody with his attitude on and off the pitch, as well as his ability.
“He is relishing the fact that he’s going to get opportunities to play first team football. He had a loan move to the non-league scene last season but I think he’s capable of stepping up to the football league. As a young player who is eager to impress, I think our fans will enjoy his determination on the pitch. We also want to develop him and make him a real asset to the club.”
Welcome to the club, Max!