Eastleigh Football Club are delighted to announce that we have signed Aidan Barlow on a permanent deal, following his departure from Doncaster Rovers.

The midfielder is a product of the Manchester United academy, having joined at six years old.

He made his first appearance at U18 level in a defeat to Liverpool in 2014/15, before stepping up to under-23 football. Barlow signed his first professional contract in December 2017.

On 13 August 2019, Barlow was loaned to Eliteserien side Tromsø until the end of the Norwegian season.

He made his professional debut in Norway’s top flight on 18 August, featuring for 76 minutes of a fixture with Lillestrøm.

His first senior goal arrived in his third game, as he scored against Haugesundon on 1 September. After a further goal versus Sarpsborg 08, he returned to his parent club on 3 December.

On 25 June 2020, it was announced that Barlow would leave Manchester United upon the expiration of his contract five days later.

He went on another trial at Doncaster Rovers in July 2021 and signed a one-year contract with the club on 28 July 2021.

Following relegation to League Two, Barlow signed a further one-year contract extension in May 2022 with the option for a following year.