A Blackburn-born youngster has sealed a move to League One side Peterborough.

Serhat Tasdemir has joined Posh ‘for a substantial six-figure fee’ on a three year deal from AFC Fylde.

Tasdemir was part of Rovers’ Academy until the age of 15 when he move to the Coasters where his progress has been rewarded with a move to the EFL.

A former St Wilfrid’s High School pupil, Tasdemir has represented Azerbaijan at Under-19 level and made 27 appearances this season, scoring four times, as well as five times in AFC Fylde’s winning FA Trophy run.

He missed the back end of this season through injury but Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has high hopes for the attacking midfielder who wasn’t without suitors this summer.

“Serhat has got lots of potential. We have been aware of him for a little while and feel that he can develop with us here at Peterborough,” he told his club’s website.

“We feel that he is a really good player, he scores goals, he creates goals and can play in a number in a different positions, in a 10, or on either flank. He has good balance and can pick a pass.

“I feel he is one that we can work with an improve. We don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but equally we know that he has really good ability.

“He is someone that I am looking forward to working with.”

Tasdemir made his Fylde first-team debut as a 16-year-old in a 6-2 Lancashire Cup victory over AFC Darwen, scoring a hat-trick.

“He has strived to improve by working at every aspect of his game,” said the Coasters’ Academy boss Chris Ganner.

“It goes to show that there is a clear pathway into our first team and then the Football League.”