Ahkeem Rose has finally put pen to paper and signed a two year deal with the Mariners.
Confirmation of his residency has now been received for an initial period of 30 months and the player is now free to work in the UK.
Rose, who was born in Jamaica, originally came to the club as an 18 year old for a trial with Neil Woods’ youth team.
Town boss Michael Jolley was one of the first to congratulate the pacey frontman. He said: “Many congratulations to Ahkeem on signing his first professional contract with Grimsby Town.
“Ahkeem’s journey to this point in his life has been a challenging one and its great credit to him that he has fully earned this opportunity with us.
“I am sure Ahkeem will be the first to say thank you to all the people around him who have helped him reach this point.
“There are several of those people at Grimsby Town - notably Neil Woods, who was instrumental in bringing Ahkeem to Grimsby.
“We are happy to give Ahkeem the platform to try and build his career in professional football.”
The gaffer continued: “He will get the same opportunity as every other player to show what he can do.
“Like Harry and Max, he is a young player with potential.
“By working hard, and working together with the coaching staff, hopefully we can help him to improve and move forward.
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