Preston have signed Doncaster captain Ben Whiteman for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year contract.
The contract will keep the 24-year-old midfielder at the club until the summer of 2024.
has made 159 appearances for the
since joining them on a loan deal from
in 2017 and his move was made permanent in 2018 and he eventually became the captain.
The 24-year-old told the Preston website:
“I am over the moon to be at this massive football club.
“There weren’t many sides that I would have moved onto from Doncaster, but this ticked all the boxes and once I spoke to the manager (Alex Neil) it was a no-brainer for me.
“As soon as I had finished with him, I had made my mind up straight away. He spoke very well and spoke very highly of the football club and I can’t wait to start.”
: “We have been after him since the window opened and we have managed to stave off a number of other suitors, who were interested, so it has been great business from us.”
Whiteman said on his Twitter account:
“It’s a club that will always be close to my heart for the rest of my career. All the best for the rest of the season and beyond, I’ll be watching as a fan.”