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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Ex-Premier League player set to sign for Workington Reds

Former Premier League footballer Alberto Seidi is poised to sign for Workington Reds, News & Star Sport understands.

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Darren Edmondson

It is believed the 21-year-old is flying into England today ahead of putting pen to paper on a deal that would see him become the third African-born international at the club.

Seidi was released by Southampton in the summer, and returned to his home in Portgual – a country he has represented at Under-21 level.

If Seidi does sign, he will join countrymen Bruno and Valter Fernandes, who were also born in Guinea-Bissau.

Seidi will be at training tonight, and could feature in Saturday’s match-day squad.

Colwyn Bay are the visitors to Borough Park, and Seidi is seen as a player that could make an impact straight away.

A source close to the club said: “Alberto is currently in Portugal, but he’s getting a flight into the country today.

“He’s someone Darren Edmondson has been watching, and is keen to have a look at.

“We need a striker, and although talks with a proven Conference North goal scorer continue to be held, Alberto can come right in and play.

“If Darren likes what he sees then he could be part of the squad for Colwyn Bay.”

Seidi had a short loan spell with League Two side Aldershot Town during his years with Southampton.

He played for Saints Under-21 side, but failed to make it into the first team.

Seidi isn’t expected to be the only trialist at training tonight with Jibril Gomes, who turned out for Workington’s reserve side last week, also taking part.

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