Tranmere have completed the signing of Rochdale striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on a two-year contract.
Dale boss John Coleman stated last week that he expected Akpa Akpro to leave the club after the Frenchman rejected a new deal, and Prenton Park counterpart Ronnie Moore has moved quickest to secure his services.
Moore said: "I'm really pleased to be able to add Jean-Louis to my squad. He's got pace and power and he's not afraid to shoot. He caused our defence problems when we played at Rochdale in March and hopefully he'll do the same to a lot of other clubs next season.
"I think we should have an exciting partnership up front between Jean-Louis and Ben Burgess, one with pace and one with a lot of strength. With Jean-Louis and Ben arriving and Andy Robinson, Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins already at the club our attacking options are looking a lot stronger.
Akpa Akpro added: "I'm happy to be joining Tranmere. I can't wait for the season to start and to do my best for the club."
The 27-year-old began his career in France with Toulouse, moving to Belgium to represent FC Brussels after four seasons with his hometown club. He signed for Rochdale in summer 2010 following a successful spell with Grimsby and netted eight goals last year despite the Spotland outfit's relegation to League Two.