Preston North End will complete the signing of goalkeeper Chris Maxwell on 1st July when his contract at Fleetwood Town comes to an end.
Having made over 100 appearances in the last two seasons with the Cod Army, he has impressed at Highbury, named the club’s player of the year in 2014/15 and was nominated for the 2015 North West Football Awards’ League One player of the year, which was eventually won by North End’s Paul Huntington.
Speaking about his first addition of the summer, manager Simon Grayson said: “Chris is another hungry young player, with the right attitude and we are looking forward to working with him.
“He has done very well down the road at Fleetwood and this is an opportunity for him to step up to the Championship and show what he is about once more.
“We had two goalkeeping vacancies to fill this summer and we now have one of those filled and when we complete the group it will be another competitive position with everyone fighting for their shirt.”
The St Asaph-born custodian said of the move: “It's a fantastic club; it's the biggest club in Lancashire and I've heard nothing but positive things about it and it's a really exciting time for me.
“I've had plenty of advice from people who have spent many, many years here and there's nothing but positive feedback.
“There’s a fantastic fanbase, and a fantastic stadium which I have been lucky enough to play in a few times, and also a very experienced manager too, so it's really positive from my point of view and I can't wait to get started.”