Rochdale have completed the signing of Stockport County striker Adam Le Fondre for an undisclosed fee.
Le Fondre, who scored four times in seven games during a loan spell with Rochdale last season, has signed a three-year contract.
Le Fondre said: "It was a wrench to leave my hometown club. I supported Stockport as a boy and the fans there are fantastic."
The deal for the 20-year-old forward includes a substantial sell-on clause.