Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Martinez To Track Defender Abu Bakr

Martinez To Track Defender Abu Bakr

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

Martinez
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.'


His agent Mike Berry has expressed his delight that Swansea City have given his client a chance to prove his worth in Britain.

His agent, Mike Berry said Swansea City were eager to attract more Trinidad & Tobago Talent:

'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,'


Martinez is certainly investing heavily in young talent .In recent years many Swansea City fans have earmarked the defense for the majority of criticism for poor results. Looking to secure links and first looks at untapped talent is a prime objective of Martinez and the club.

In the recent transfer windows the club's scouting network proved very fruitful bringing the likes of Dorus De Vries, Jason Scotland , Angel Rangel and Ferrie Bodde to the club. Investing time looking at players like Bakr should be a priority for the club. This encompassed with Roberto Martinez's views on the transfer market show a drastic shift in club policy.

Article by sbrjack.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday October 24 2007
Time: 1:05PM

Comments

0
Sounds like just what we need but how are we going to get around the work permit problem? Its the right idea though. We definately need to invest in younger players that will help bring the club foreward!
jack hammers
24/10/2007 21:05:00
0
Swansea City Are doing so well i think we can do with an Extra player he could oneday become the next Trundle 10 i really hope Swansea Gets promoted this Season and what ever martinez decides im sure its the right decision..x
tasha-2kay7
24/10/2007 22:34:00
0
a defensive lee trundle? :p think it's good Roberto is keeping his eyes out for good potentials...not really sure how the whole work permit thing works though...we'll see
sp00k
24/10/2007 23:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Swansea City Articles

Whose Won The Most Points So Far

Which player has won your side the most points so far in the Premier League campaign of 2016/17?

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

A Premier League Brexit Breakdown

The numbers have been crunched from the Brexit vote and details have now been given for each local authority to provide an 'idea' of how fans of each Premier...

Premier League's Last 20 Goal A Season Scorers

Every club in the Premier League aspires to unearth, develop or sign a guaranteed 20 goals a season kind of striker but they are always in short supply.

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Swansea City stay up this season?
Suggested By:
Yes60%
No20%
not sure20%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 1:30PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W7
2.KevinE5
The Vital Football Members League