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AMANKWAAH REJECTS STAGS
23rd March 2005 21:20


www.footballrumours.info

Bristol City right-back Kevin Amankwaah is set to join Yeovil Town after rejecting the chance to join Mansfield Town. The 22-year-old, who will cost a nominal fee, is expected to sign a two-year deal.

City player-manager Brian Tinnion told his club's official website: "Kevin had the option to talk to Mansfield, but has clearly enjoyed his time at Yeovil and wanted to stay there.

"It was decision. He needs first team football at this stage of his career and we wish him well."

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http://www.bcfc.co.uk

Two Coca-Cola League Two clubs are battling to sign defender Kevin Amankwaah before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Kevin is currently on loan at League Two leaders Yeovil Town, who have submitted a bid to City for a permanent transfer.

But Mansfield Town, now managed by Carlton Palmer, are also in the hunt after tabling an almost identical bid for 22-year-old defender

The club has confirmed that both bids have been accepted, and both clubs have been given permission to speak to the Kenton-born right-back.

Chairman Steve Lansdown told bcfc.co.uk: "We've accepted both bids and given Kevin the option to speak to both Yeovil and Mansfield.

"If either deal goes through we will receive a nominal fee, while there is also a sell-on clause agreed. It's now down to Kevin and the two clubs involved."

City Academy graduate Kevin has played just 15 times for City in the past two seasons, mainly due to a knee ligament injury suffered at Blackpool in November 2003.

Both clubs have until Thursday's 5pm transfer deadline to agree terms with the former England Under-17 squad member. If no agreement can be struck it is thought that Kevin will remain on loan at Yeovil, where he is currently in his second month.

 

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