Cherries: Stockley to sign long-term deal
CHERRIES prospect Jayden Stockley is tomorrow set to sign a five-year deal with the Dean Court club, the Echo understands. The 16-year-old, who made his debut as a substitute during Cherries' Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Northampton earlier this month, is expected to put pen to paper on the Dean Court pitch tomorrow before the League Two clash against Rochdale. The deal is believed to include a two-year apprenticeship and will become a three-year professional contract shortly after the Lytchett Minster schoolboy turns 18 in 2011. The Dean Court club has moved quickly to secure Stockley's signature, with scouts from a number of clubs believed to have already cast an eye over the striker. Premier League Wolves and Burnley are believed to have watched Stockley since he burst on to the scene in September, while Coventry and Birmingham are also understood to have been monitoring the Poole-born frontman.
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