Former England Youth defender joins Imps

Former England Youth International Harry Toffolo has completed a move to Lincoln City on a two-year deal after his departure from Millwall this summer.

The defender becomes Danny Cowley’s second summer signing after the arrival of former Boreham Wood forward Bruno Andrade last month.

The 22-year-old left-back, who has 10 England Youth caps, was a product of the Norwich City Youth set-up and part of the Canaries Under-18 team which won the FA Youth Cup back in 2013.

Toffolo had loan spells with Swindon, Rotherham, Peterborough, Scunthorpe and Doncaster before joining Millwall on a permanent deal in January.

However, his time with the Lions was short-lived and Imps boss Danny Cowley is delighted to see him at Sincil Bank.

Cowley said: “He’s a 22-year-old who already has vast experience having played in the Championship and League One, while doing very well in those loan spells away from Norwich.

“He was a big part of Norwich’s team that won the FA Youth Cup, and he’s a really bright young player with a fantastic future in the game ahead of him. To have 10 England Youth caps, it shows we’ve got one of the best left backs at his age.

“He had lots of options, and lots of offers in League One, and the fact he’s trusted us to continue his development is something we should be really pleased about.”

Toffolo added: “It’s exciting, it’s a club that once you’re given an opportunity from, everyone would say yes.

“The first thing Danny Cowley said to me was that coming to Lincoln would give me the opportunity to play in front of 10,000 people, and to do that with Lincoln City is fantastic.

“The focus is on Lincoln City, and you don’t understand how much I’m relishing this opportunity. I want to be part of it.”

Harry Toffolo has signed a two-year deal at Sincil Bank. Photo: Lincoln City Football Club