Posh striker Angol is signing number six for Stags

Stags CEO Carolyn Radford welcomes Lee Angol to the club .
Stags CEO Carolyn Radford welcomes Lee Angol to the club .

Mansfield Town saw off significant competition to make Peterborough United striker Lee Angol their sixth summer signing for an undisclosed fee this afternoon.

The 22-year-old the highly rated talisman joins manager Steve Evans’ new-look squad and is sure to play a significant part in the Stags’ next campaign.

The youngster has chosen the Stags over a number of established clubs who all sought his signature.

After being schooled at Spurs, Angol joined Wycombe, before making a move to Luton Town.

A hugely successful loan spell at Boreham Wood saw the striker net 32 goals in all competitions, as well as scoring in the play-off final to help the club into the Conference National.

The livewire frontman was soon snapped up by Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2015 and he quickly became the Posh’s leading goalscorer in their League One campaign.

An injury prevented the gifted youngster from once again being top of the goal charts and towards the end of the season he sought only to regain match fitness in competitive football.

He subsequently joined Lincoln City for a substantial loan fee and in the main, scored the goals and produced the performances which saw the Imps promoted to League Two. Lincoln City will be disappointed, amongst many, that the player has decided his future should lie at the One Call Stadium.

Chief executive Carolyn Radford said: “Full credit must be given to manager Steve Evans who has, over the last number of days, been able to convince young Lee that his future should be with us at Mansfield Town Football Club.

“Both the chairman and myself have taken the opinion of many good judges in football which is clear that they see Lee as a player who should be playing in the Championship within the next two years and hopefully we can give him the platform to achieve that with our club. “

Manager Steve Evans said: “Today we have signed another talented young player.

“Once again, I will not speak about what he will do as his abilities will shine through when he takes to the grass in a Stags’ shirt.”