Barrow boss Michael Jolley beat the clock on deadline night of the January transfer window to complete the permanent signing of exciting forward Mikael Ndjoli from Bournemouth.
Work was going on behind the scenes up to the 11pm deadline and beyond on Monday evening and paperwork was successfully submitted, meaning Ndjoli is now a Bluebird - subject to EFL and FA approval.
The 23-year-old front man has been with The Cherries since 2016 having previously been on the books at Spurs, Watford, Brentford and Millwall during his youth.
His blistering pace attracted the attention of several clubs as he fired 20 goals in 24 games for Millwall’s Youth Team during the 2015/16 campaign, but it was Bournemouth who won the race for his signature.
Most comfortable in a central attacking role but also capable of performing as a winger, Ndjoli gained valuable senior experience with a loan spell at Kilmarnock in 2018/19, scoring five goals as Killie finished third in the Scottish Premiership.
His promise and progress earned him a new deal at The Vitality Stadium in the summer of 2019 and enjoyed more senior football last term when he spent time on loan with Gillingham and then Motherwell before the pandemic brought an early end to the season.
Ndjoli came to an agreement with Bournemouth to cancel his contract there by mutual consent on Monday in order for him to secure his move to The Progression Solicitors Stadium.