Headline has acquired the first book by ex-footballer Kieron Dyer, Old Too Soon, Smart Too Late, co-written by Oliver Holt, the chief sports writer at the Mail on Sunday.
Dyer, in an 18-year career in professional football, played for Ipswich Town, Newcastle United, West Ham United, QPR and Middlesbrough. He won 33 caps for England. In 2015 he was a popular contestant on "I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!".
The deal was struck by consultant sports publisher Jonathan Taylor with David Luxton of David Luxton Associates for Headline to publish on 22nd February 2018.
Taylor said: "Kieron’s memoir is the first intimate and unsparing portrait of the failures and excesses of the generation of English footballers made rich beyond their wildest dreams by the post-1990 World Cup boom and the explosion of the Premier League. It’s set in a fascinating moment in time, and promises to be an intriguing social and historical record of English football at the start of its gold rush."