Date:Tuesday March 31 2009
Burnley striker, Ade Akinbiyi is close to completing a move across the pond to MLS side Houston Dynamo after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical in the US.
The 34-year-old flew over to the USA last Friday to discuss terms and is understood to have agreed a standard contract with the details not being released.
The deal has not yet been finalised though with Burnley FC and their approval is awaited. It is widely expected this will be a formality.
Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear has this to say about his potential new signing
"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.He brings pace, power and strength, and that`s the way we like to play."
Asked about the move to the US and his new club, Akinbiyi said:
"I`m a winner, really,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."
It looks like Burnley FC will be down yet another player in their squad as they try to reach the play-offs in their six remaining games of the season.
Akinbiyi could be joining his new team-mates as early as Friday and make his MLS debut for Houston Dynamo away to DC United this Saturday.
Good luck Ade and thanks for all the great memories!
Date:Tuesday March 31 2009
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