Crawley Town have signed Manny Adebowale from Eastbourne Borough for an undisclosed fee.

The central defender joins on a two-and-a-half year deal from Eastbourne Borough and teams up with former boss Lee Bradbury, who is assistant at League Two Reds.

Stratford-born Adebowale started his career with West Ham United before joining then-League One side Sheffield United on a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2013.

He has spent time on loan with Evo-Stik League South sides Goole AFC and Sheffield FC.

After being released by the Premier League side, Adebowale had spells with Hayes & Yeading United and Bishop's Stortford before a move to Dover in the summer of 2017.

He moved to Priory Lane last summer.

Adebowale said: "I'm buzzing to have signed the deal and just can't wait to get going.

"I know Lee (Bradbury) from my time at Eastbourne and he, along with the gaffer and the chance to play league football, was a huge factor in me signing on. There'll be a lot of hardwork to come from me, but I want to try and assert myself and try and break into that starting XI."

Adebowale will wear the number 37 shirt.

Borough manager Danny Bloor said: “Manny is an up and coming young player and a true sportsman.

"A fine performance against Crawley Town in the Senior Cup will have caught the eye and earned him this move. He leaves with the very best wishes of everyone at Priory Lane.”

Bloor has strengthened his defensive options with the signing of Franklin Domi from Queens Park Rangers.