Date:Wednesday October 24 2007
19 year old Trinidad and Tobago Radanfah Abu Bakr has been offered a trial with Swansea City despite not being able to obtain a a work permit for the defender.
Vital Swansea reported Martinez's interest in the Young defender on the 17th October.
You can read our original article from last week here
The highly rated youngster is seen as a long term target for Martinez as he continues to build his squad for the future.
Bakr has international experience for his country and has been in training and playing for Trinidad and Tobago Olympic team in their group phase qualifying games.
The Defender currently plays his football for Caledonia AIA who compete in the TT Pro League
spoke on the Official Site:
|'He is a hugely talented centre-half.'|
He has that leadership characteristic that you don't find very often and we want him to have a look at the way we do things because we know he is going to have a huge future.
He can't get a work permit at the moment, but we think he will soon become available and he's a good one to keep an eye on.'
We are presenting ourselves to him and he will probably play in a couple of games behind closed door.'
|'He will be at the club for seven days which will give Swansea sufficient time to assess him. This is a great opportunity for a star of the future to sample life as a professional footballer in the UK at a very progressive club, who are determined to get back to the Premiership, and also to get some tips from established stars like Dennis Lawrence and Jason Scotland which will benefit him tremendously in his career development,'|
'Although he is still a young man he has all the attributes both physically and mentally to succeed in the UK once he has established a place in the international set-up. This experience will help him to see at first hand a professional standard he has not experienced so far and will stand him in good stead for the future.
'Roberto Martinez and chief scout Kevin Reeves are very interested in the rapid success of Trinidad and Tobago football in recent years and want to develop an ongoing relationship which is great news for T&T,'
Date:Wednesday October 24 2007
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