Town Sign Macclesfield Winger Friday, 27th Jan 2017 21:30
Town have announced the signing of Macclesfield winger Danny Rowe for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old has signed a contract until the summer of 2020 with an option for a further season.
“It’s been a hectic few days,” Rowe told the club site. “I was told that Ipswich were interested in me earlier in the week and I drove down today once I was told it had all been agreed.
“It’s an exciting move for me, joining a massive club like Ipswich and I can’t wait to get going.
“I know I have a lot to prove but I’ll be working as hard as I can to show everyone what I can do."
Manchester-born Rowe, whose elder brother Tommy plays for Doncaster, was with the Bolton Wanderers academy as a youngster but broke into senior football with Stockport County in 2009 during the Hatters' time in League One.
Rowe, who is left-footed but often operates on the right, moved on to Barrow in July 2012 before joining Macclesfield the following summer. After a spell out of the game, Rowe returned to the Silkmen at the start of 2015 and since then has been a regular for the Vanarama National League side.
In total he made 119 appearances for the Cheshire club and has scored 15 goals, eight of them in his 28 starts and two sub appearances this season.
Barnet recently had a £100,000 offer for Rowe, while Derby, Rotherham, Walsall and Port Vale have also been reported to have been showing interest.
He added: “I made my debut in the Football League for Stockport against Leeds at Elland Road and it’s a fantastic feeling to be back to that level again.
“Macclesfield have been great for me and I’d like to thank everyone there for helping me progress as a player.”
Rowe will meet up with the rest of the squad at Preston tomorrow but won’t be involved against the Lilywhites.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
Undisclosed, but Barnet bid around £100K. Good news we have a new signing, but looking more likely we have failed to deliver our million pound targets. He could be a good signing. Time will tell. Welcome.
Happy about this one as with the other new additions, just the kind of players we should be signing. More sustainable than paying over the odds for mediocre players that multiple other clubs are chasing, imo
Excellent news, and what a surprise to get a signing! It feels a while since an 'undisclosed fee', maybe because we usually sign frees or loans, but I would prefer to know the fee just to understand whether he turns out to be value for money. I will assume he was just over £100K then if that's what Barnet bid, which is still a fairly big fee for a non-league player.
I am all for signing non-league players. Affordable fees, affordable wages, and they might just make it big. It's exciting to see how they do, that's what football is all about. Far more enjoyable to watch a signing like this play than a player on loan who goes back in the summer.
If anyone was in doubt whether we'd written this season off and it was now about rebuilding, enter shock signing.
Zero clue as to whether he can cut it moving up three divisions. Mick must think he can work with him and improve him but given the track record, I'd argue more players have gone backwards than they have progressed, Mings and Murphy being the only exceptions.
Jas0999. Why does this mean it's likely we've missed out on our million plus signing? My guess is those bids are in for a striker. (Various bids but maybe just one signing). This is simply another signing. Why do u have to put a negative into almost every post u put on here?
Think this is a blooper by mick we've signed the wrong danny Rowe the better one is in the conference north with AFC fylde . 2 conference signings in January just pipping Barnet 😂 To one and a forest green reserve Really getting excited now woo hoo , gonna be meeting Lincoln Again sooner than we think