Posh swoop for prolific Chesterfield front man.
Peterborough United are delighted to announce the signing of Kabongo Tshimanga from Vanarama National League promotion-chasers Chesterfield with the 25-year-old agreeing a loan deal until the end of the season ahead of a permanent transfer in the summer.
Tshimanga, who has been attracting the attention of a host of other clubs, completed the paperwork at the idverde Training Ground on Monday after passing a medical. Tshimanga has scored goals consistently at non-league level after coming through the ranks within the Milton Keynes Dons Academy.
Manager Darren Ferguson said: “He has a great goal-scoring record and he is someone I have known about for quite a while now, quite a few years to be honest. He had an injury, which curtailed his progress a little, but he has been available for 21 games since and I really like him as a player.
“He is strong, quick, a scorer of different types of goals and is a really good age. I am really excited about it. Obviously, we had to be prepared for Jack Marriott potentially leaving the club, at one stage it didn’t look like it was happening, but after speaking to Jack on Friday and Saturday, it became apparent that it was going to happen, so we had to move on quickly. Chesterfield were great to deal with and I am really looking forward to working with him.”
Tshimanga was delighted to agree the deal and can’t wait to get started. “I felt the time was right. When I heard a few days ago that Peterborough were interested, it was something that really excited me because everyone knows what they do for players. I spoke with the manager and he told me what he expects and he just wants me to be myself and carry on what I have been doing.
“It is great to get it done at the start of the week, it means I can get to know my team-mates and how the team want to play. When you are a young footballer, you always watch Sky Sports on deadline day so it is nice to be a part of it today! I am looking forward to getting started.”
Tshimanga will wear the number 39 shirt.
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