Crawley Town sign Hastings United striker Davide Rodari on a two-year-deal - and he's available for AFC Bournemouth FA Cup tie

Crawley Town Football Club have signed young striker Davide Rodari, from Hastings United on a two-and-a-half year deal with an additional two-year option.

Davide Rodari. Picture by Scott White
Davide Rodari. Picture by Scott White

The striker was born in Switzerland and is of Italian and Dutch descent. After playing within the academies of Inter Milan and Novara in Italy, Rodari joined Hastings United in February 2017, where he has impressed and caught the eye of both John Yems and Erdem Konyar.

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Rodari will join up with the squad tomorrow against AFC Bournemouth and will be available for selection, where he could potentially make his professional debut.

Technical Director Erdem Konyar said: “Davide is a natural finisher. He has the potential to develop into a good pedigree striker. With hard work and dedication, we are confident he will establish himself within the squad in the near future.”

The striker looks forward to working with John Yems and the team and you can watch his interview later this afternoon across the club's social media channels.

It is believed another League Two club were interested in Rodari's services.

John Yems the Crawley Observer he is a p[layer that has been on his radar for a long time. He said: "He’s a good player and scored a lot of goals.I have known of him for the last four or five years."