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Swans Trial Senegalese Striker Thiam

The Club have confirmed that they are trailing Senegalese striker Ibrahima Thiam.

The striker has been playing in Belgium with KFC Verbroedering Geel who play in the Belgian leagues second tier. Thiam is out of contract with theDe Leunen based outfit.

It is likely that Thaim will feature in tonight's game vs Neath Athletic.

The 25 year old striker has played in Europe consistantly and is very much a journey man.

He started his career in the 2002/03 season with Dakar UC a Senagal club side based in the Capital Dakar. The then attracted interest from European Sides and then joined Kickers Emden on a free transfer for the 2004/05 season.

He did not stay long with the Saxony based side. A free transfer from Kickers Emden followed to Norwegian side Strømsgodset IF. Thaim only stayed at the club for 1 season and opted for another European hop to Belgian second division side KFC Verbroedering Geel.

He has since had spells with other Belgian sides that include Union Royale Namur, AFC Tubize and KFC Verbroedering Geel.

There should be no work permit problems as Thaim has dual Belgian and Senegalese nationality and under EU work laws he can ply his trade in any European Union member state without the need of a work permit.

Swansea City Manager Roberto MartinezOn the Official site:

'''Ibrahima was recommended to us by our Belgian scout and will be spending a few days on trial here,'' 'He's currently out of contract in Belgium and we'll have a good look at him.

I can see him having a run out either tonight or at Llanelli tomorrow.''



The club are certainly casting the net wide in the search of new players. It strikes me as a little odd to be looking at a striker when we have 4 top quality strikers at the club but a 5th striker may be useful when injuries and suspensions kick in.

It is a little worrying the amount of clubs that Thaim has amassed in his very short career to date. He seems a player who can get unsettled very easily.

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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 18 2007

Time: 9:31AM

Your Comments

must say this seems a strange one for me, aside from the amount of clubs this guy has played for in the past, why do we need a 5th striker? 6th if you include anderson as a striking option...I guess if he turns out to be really really good we wouldn't complain if he signed though, haha...
sp00k
I think Roberto is looking at strength in depth allthough i would prefer to find out that we have a defender on trial rather than a striker! Will be interesting to see how he performs in the friendly though!
jack hammers
I hear this guy is 6ft 4 and maybe thats something we lack???
barrydoom
barry we do have Scotland he is 5 ft 8.
sbrjack
And Bussy is about 6ft isn't he?
jack hammers
now to me, it seems llike martinez is plnning the 3 upfont stratergy.
swansea_till_i_die
he's cheap though so Martinez is probably he doesn't want to turn down the chance of signing a good striker for peanuts. He doesn't sound all that special to me but he might impress in the friendlies.
KevinE
 

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