Connor Sawyers, 14, from Annan, has signed for Queen of the South FC following a two year stint at Gretna FC 2008.
The team’s youth coach, Eric Dunion, said: “Connor joined the Gretna Academy for two seasons and has steadily worked his way through our under-13 and under-15 teams.
“He has consistently shown an appetite to learn and develop his natural talent.”
“I see this as a tremendous opportunity for him and everyone at our Youth Academy wish him every success.
“This underlines our positive approach to developing young local talent and we will continue to encourage all of our players to strive to reach their full potential and will never hold anyone back for short term team success.”