Grimsby Town Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of striker, Louis Robles on an initial one-year-contract.
The 21-year-old joins The Mariners from Spanish Tercera División side, San Roque De Lepe.
Robles came through the Liverpool Academy, where he joined in 2005 until the age of 16 before moving to Wigan Athletic, making his debut for The Latics on the final day of the 14/15 season as a substitute away at Brentford. During the same season, Robles was awarded the Michael Millett Young Player of the Year.
After loan spells at Macclesfield Town and Gloucester City, Robles made the move to America for 6 months, before returning to Europe to join Welsh Premier League side, Bangor City on a non-contract basis, scoring twice on his debut and only appearance for the club in the Welsh Cup in a 4-0 home victory over Llandudno Town.
On the final day of the January transfer window of 2017, Robles made the move to Spain to join Atlético Baleares before making the move to his most recent club, San Roque De Lepe.
Louis spoke to gtfc.co.uk regarding his move earlier today. "The move came about through knowing Michael really", said Robles. "I had a few conversations with him when he was with his team in Sweden and I heard that he moved to Grimsby, so we made contact and made the move happen really."
"I knew Michael from his time at Burnley when we used to play against them. I liked how his teams set up and how his teams played and it really appealed to me, he's a young manager and I wanted to be part of it."
"Since I knew Michael was here I've been keeping an eye on the club, I know we've got a really good fan base, they're loud, they get behind the team and travel in numbers so I can't wait, I'm really looking forward to it!"
Speaking exclusively to gtfc.co.uk, Manager Michael Jolley has been discussing his newest recruit. "Louis is a young player who we feel can help us as a club, whilst simultaneously growing and improving as a player", said Jolley.
"He has good pedigree and has played senior football in the Championship. However, he knows that he will need to work hard to take the opportunity that he has been given at Grimsby Town. As a striker, Louis will naturally be judged on goals. Louis' first job will be to earn the right to play by working hard and playing for the team. I'm certain that he is up for the challenge."
"Please join me in welcoming Louis to our club and give him every support in his time with us".
You can catch Louis' first interview exclusively on iFollow Mariners.
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