Update - Kourouma Signs Contract But is Still Waiting For Completion
Friday, 31st Aug 2012 23:25
French midfielder Cheick Kourouma has confirmed that he has finally cut through the swathes of red tape and has signed his one-year contract with the Blues. However, with less than an hour to go before the deadline he was still waiting for the completion of paperwork relating to his move.
The 20-year-old tweeted (but has subsequently removed) in French, "J'ai signé", hopefully ending a frustrating two months in which he has been unable to complete his move to the Blues. Just less than an hour before the deadline he added that he is "still waiting".
The club were in the process of completing the remaining paperwork on the deal and confirmation one way or another may come tomorrow.
Town needed to secure agreements from all the clubs he has played for since the age of 12 that they wouldn't chase compensation technically due to them under FIFA rules. Failing to do so could potentially have cost the Blues €100,000.
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|kerryblue added 17:49 - Aug 31|
What happened to the red tape,welcome aboard the sinking ship
|BoomDog added 17:53 - Aug 31|
Shows he wants to play for us , as he has had to do the leg work himself.Fair play to the lad and good luck to him
|bluesym added 17:54 - Aug 31|
He has removed that tweet now.
|tractorboy12341234 added 17:54 - Aug 31|
finally, at least he is actually an Ipswich player now.
|Talbs77 added 17:55 - Aug 31|
Yeah welcome, can he play cb??
|Michael11 added 17:55 - Aug 31|
Took a year to sign him...on a one year deal
|whittonite added 17:55 - Aug 31|
welcome hope your time here is a successful period,is he a right back or mid field
|Langdon_Blue added 17:56 - Aug 31|
I knew Jewell was bluffing about no more signing's today!
Anyway, best of luck to the lad.
|steed added 17:56 - Aug 31|
welcome to the club but do we really need another midfield player
|whittonite added 17:57 - Aug 31|
i got half a feeling thats where he'll end up
|PeekFreans added 17:58 - Aug 31|
Bienvenue à Ipswich Cheick!
|Langdon_Blue added 17:59 - Aug 31|
..Oh, why has he removed his tweet? Has he asked for his contract to be terminated by mutual agreement, already haha
|casanovacrow added 18:05 - Aug 31|
potential to be one for the future, cant see him getting a run this season for a sart
|mrmorisato added 18:07 - Aug 31|
Pleased for the player welcome to ITFC.
|TractorBeezer added 18:08 - Aug 31|
Welcome Cheick. You certainly have determination and perseverance which are two worthy character traits. Best wishes and good luck with your Ipswich career.
|daniel9624 added 18:08 - Aug 31|
Tractorfact, what evidence is there that Martin will not sign a new deal. You are just making it up now. Deadline day is not a day when Contracts generally get renewed.
|Jimmys_Law added 18:15 - Aug 31|
@daniel9624. You beat me to it! I was just about to post that in the hope that it would be us, especially after seeing the youtube clip of him. Idoubt it is us but fingers crossed!
Going for an Ipswich win 2-1 tomorrow.
|Tractorog added 18:23 - Aug 31|
So Marcus has got his Cheick book out.
|Mark added 18:23 - Aug 31|
At last! It would have been horrible for him if he was unable to sign just in case clubs he played for years ago put in future claims.
|WaffleMan added 18:29 - Aug 31|
about time he's signed, i wish him luck for his future at ipswich and i think he could be a good signing we have made.
|Stretchstar added 18:32 - Aug 31|
Great to have you on board at last Cheick, thanks for persevering..................ya don't k now any centre backs for sale do ya??????????
|TractorBoy666 added 18:53 - Aug 31|
I keep changing my prediction on this site everyday. Right...i think I've reached a decision!
Good luck Cheick, look forward to seeing you play.
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