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Ade Gets Houston Lift-Off

Owen Coyle has confirmed on the Official Site that Ade Akinbiyi is indeed looking at a potential move to MLS team Houston Dynamo in the USA.

Coyle said:

'Ade is in negotiations with the MLS over a move to Houston and he would go there with our blessing.He has been a magnificent professional and a great servant to Burnley Football Club.But he wants a change of lifestle and I would never stand in his way.'

Ade's agent Gary Mellor is also quaoted as saying:

'We're in negotiations with the MLS over a move and we are hopeful of reaching an agreement.Ade will meet the Houston manager this weekend and we will take things from there'

The media has been fuelling speculation about this potential move over the past week and was first reported as a rumour by Vital Burnley in our Rumour Mill-Houston We Dont Have a Problem, Ade article a week ago:

Rumour Mill-Houston We Dont Have a Problem, Ade LINK

Good luck Ade, you have been great for the Clarets and will be missed.






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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 26 2009

Time: 11:08AM

Your Comments

Thought there were one too many reports in the media that this might be happening. Will be a good move for Ade if he pulls this off
turfmanphil
Thought there were one too many reports in the media that this might be happening. Will be a good move for Ade if he pulls this off
turfmanphil
It would ve a very good move for Ade - and good luck to him. I just think that other than THAT goal at Chelsea - his second stint has been largely a non-event.
Claretdale
It would ve a very good move for Ade - and good luck to him. I just think that other than THAT goal at Chelsea - his second stint has been largely a non-event.
Claretdale
Good luck to Ade, he's definately given some great debates, and entertainment, who could forget his debut when he came on against Sunderland and was still getting applauded and was sent off. In palying terms think its time for a move. As with the team we have and the quality who are on the bench I don't think he's going to get anymore games in a Burnley shirt. I wish him all the very best
sheclaret
Good luck to Ade, he's definately given some great debates, and entertainment, who could forget his debut when he came on against Sunderland and was still getting applauded and was sent off. In palying terms think its time for a move. As with the team we have and the quality who are on the bench I don't think he's going to get anymore games in a Burnley shirt. I wish him all the very best
sheclaret
Ill always remember him for that game away to Luton! Best day out under Cotterill that match. Spicer in goal, down to ten men, Ade's hattrick and a 3-2 victory
turfmanphil
Ill always remember him for that game away to Luton! Best day out under Cotterill that match. Spicer in goal, down to ten men, Ade's hattrick and a 3-2 victory
turfmanphil
I enjoyed his goal at Southampton, putting away a Branchie cross, on a day that many of us were more excited at the start of the game as to what wonder kid Walcott could show us. Not much that I remember from that day, but I hope Theo gets another hat-trick against Croatia... and that Ade makes the move to Houston and enjoys it.
Couch Potato
I enjoyed his goal at Southampton, putting away a Branchie cross, on a day that many of us were more excited at the start of the game as to what wonder kid Walcott could show us. Not much that I remember from that day, but I hope Theo gets another hat-trick against Croatia... and that Ade makes the move to Houston and enjoys it.
Couch Potato
Ade is one of a very few player i've kept an eye on over the years from his days at bristol city thinking ïf only we could get him". Sadly it hasn't worked under Coyle as he prefers youth to him. He'll always be a claret in my eyes anyway. Good luck to him.
ruane
Ade is one of a very few player i've kept an eye on over the years from his days at bristol city thinking ïf only we could get him". Sadly it hasn't worked under Coyle as he prefers youth to him. He'll always be a claret in my eyes anyway. Good luck to him.
ruane
Another one going this reminds me of the story ten little indians by my reckoning that's 7 out now i just hope we can cope good luck Ade anyways
8clarets8
Another one going this reminds me of the story ten little indians by my reckoning that's 7 out now i just hope we can cope good luck Ade anyways
8clarets8
Dont think 8C8 a move will happen until the close season so we should still have him available if we need him in last few games of this season
turfmanphil
Dont think 8C8 a move will happen until the close season so we should still have him available if we need him in last few games of this season
turfmanphil
Despite having a less than eventful second spell with the club, Ade has always given 100% to the club both on and off the field of play. I wish him all the best, his goal and celebrations at Chelsea in the cup will remain a constant memory...thanks Ade and best of luck...UP THE CLARETS
Cardiff_Claret
Despite having a less than eventful second spell with the club, Ade has always given 100% to the club both on and off the field of play. I wish him all the best, his goal and celebrations at Chelsea in the cup will remain a constant memory...thanks Ade and best of luck...UP THE CLARETS
Cardiff_Claret
Totally agree with those sentiments CC
turfmanphil
Totally agree with those sentiments CC
turfmanphil
Yep also agree with that always given 100% and just the great memories he's provided in a claret shirt. Do Houston know whats gonna hit them
sheclaret
Yep also agree with that always given 100% and just the great memories he's provided in a claret shirt. Do Houston know whats gonna hit them
sheclaret
Houston,We have a problem??? lol ;-)
turfmanphil
Houston,We have a problem??? lol ;-)
turfmanphil
Setanta Sports: Ade Akinbiyi is on the verge of completing a move to MLS side Houston Dynamo from Burnley after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical in the US. The 34-year-old striker flew to the States on Friday to undergo a physical assessment, and came to an agreement over a standard contract with MLS of which the details have not been released. It now remains for Burnley to accept the terms of the once-capped Nigeria international’s departure for the Dynamo, whose coach Dominic Kinnear expressed his delight at the imminent arrival of Akinbiyi. “We felt that, looking at his resume and what he’s done the last couple of years, that he can be a very important part of our team,” Kinnear said. “He brings pace, power and strength, and that’s the way we like to play.” Akinbiyi was introduced as Dynamo’s latest signing on Monday, and will complete his switch pending the formality of Burnley’s sanctioning of the move. “I’m a winner, really,” Akinbiyi said. “I know a lot of people said something about my age, but I feel comfortable in saying I’ve got a couple of good years left in me. “I just want to settle down here as quickly as possible and get on with the team.” Akinbiyi could link up with his new team-mates as early as Friday and make his MLS debut for the outfit on Saturday, Dynamo’s chief operating officer Chris Canetti said.
turfmanphil
Setanta Sports: Ade Akinbiyi is on the verge of completing a move to MLS side Houston Dynamo from Burnley after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical in the US. The 34-year-old striker flew to the States on Friday to undergo a physical assessment, and came to an agreement over a standard contract with MLS of which the details have not been released. It now remains for Burnley to accept the terms of the once-capped Nigeria international’s departure for the Dynamo, whose coach Dominic Kinnear expressed his delight at the imminent arrival of Akinbiyi. “We felt that, looking at his resume and what he’s done the last couple of years, that he can be a very important part of our team,” Kinnear said. “He brings pace, power and strength, and that’s the way we like to play.” Akinbiyi was introduced as Dynamo’s latest signing on Monday, and will complete his switch pending the formality of Burnley’s sanctioning of the move. “I’m a winner, really,” Akinbiyi said. “I know a lot of people said something about my age, but I feel comfortable in saying I’ve got a couple of good years left in me. “I just want to settle down here as quickly as possible and get on with the team.” Akinbiyi could link up with his new team-mates as early as Friday and make his MLS debut for the outfit on Saturday, Dynamo’s chief operating officer Chris Canetti said.
turfmanphil
 

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