Bournemouth will today complete the signing of striker Charlie Sheringham from Conference South side Dartford.
The 23-year-old has been in fine goalscoring form for the Darts netting 12 times already this season and a fee rumoured to be around the £25,000 mark has been agreed.
Sheringham, who is the son of former Manchester United and England star Teddy, was tipped for a big future in the game after starting his career in Tottenham’s youth academy but so far his fledgling career has failed to live up to expectations.
After two years at Crystal Palace without making a first-team appearance Sheringham has spent three years in non-league with Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford, Welling and a loan spell at Histon.
However it is his form at current employers Dartford that has finally seen him catch the eye of potential Football League suitors and manager Lee Bradbury believes this doesn’t represent a gamble for the Cherries when he spoke to the club’s official website: “This
“He knows the professional game well and this isn’t a gamble, it’s just an opportunity for him to get back in to it. He is technically good and is an intelligent footballer and its something he is going to grab with both hands.”