New Zealand international midfielder Clayton Lewis has agreed terms with Scunthorpe United, according to the NZ Herald.
The 20-year-old received his work visa for the United Kingdom earlier this week and will fly to England this Friday.
It is understood he turned down offers from Russia, Sweden and Germany in favour of the Iron.
“It’s massive and I can’t wait to get over there,” Lewis told the Herald. I always wanted to get this opportunity; you dream of being a professional at something you love.”
“I thought the UK would be the best option for me.
“I like the way Scunthorpe play and have a lot of respect for Graham Alexander. I’m looking forward to contributing to the team.”
“I’ve definitely put in a lot of hard work over the last month and a bit, so I’m feeling really good now and I can’t wait to get into that pro environment and be training at a high level every single day.
“I’m only going to get fitter from now.”
“It’s great it is all sorted,” said Lewis. “This is a new start for me.”