DEVONTE REDMOND admits it would be "surreal" to emulate his father Paul Edwards and win promotion with Wrexham.

The midfielder has become Reds boss Bryan Hughes' second new signing of the summer with the 22-year-old putting pen to paper on a two-year deal deal after turning down the offer of a new contract at Salford City.

Dad Edwards, a wing-back, helped Denis Smith's Wrexham clinch automatic promotion from Division Three in 2002-3 and Redmond would love to achieve success of his own when his new club kicks-off a 12th season in non-league.

"My dad has laid down the gauntlet a bit to go and do it now," said Redmond.

"It would be surreal to go and do what he did before at Wrexham and I am confident we can go and do that. I will look forward to doing it.

"My dad loved it here. He told me what a good club Wrexham was and that the manager believes in me but he gave me my own choice (about my future).

"I had to come here and see it for myself and believe it, so I am happy I have done that."

Former Manchester United youngster Redmond was released by the Premier League giants last June and he joined Salford City in January, making 15 appearances and scoring two goals as the Ammies were promoted via the National League play-offs.

But after rejecting a new contract, Redmond jumped at the chance to join Wrexham.

"I was told about it a few weeks ago and I am happy to get it over the line now," said Redmond, who had a spell on loan at Scunthorpe United during the 2017-18 season while at United.

"It is a massive club and I can't wait to get going."

Devonte, who had been without a club since leaving Old Trafford, signed for Salford following last season's double header against Wrexham over the festive period.

Wrexham thrashed the Ammies 5-1 at a packed Racecourse on Boxing Day but Graham Alexander's side gained revenge on New Year's Day by winning 2-0.