Town Close to Completing Veseli Deal Thursday, 18th Jul 2013 14:00
TWTD understands that Town are close to completing the signing of former Manchester City and Manchester United defender Frederic Veseli. We understand terms have been agreed with the free agent and that the 20-year-old is set to undergo a medical this afternoon with the deal likely to be confirmed later today.
Veseli, who plays at right-back, centre-half and in midfield, joined up with the Town squad at their training camp in Ireland where he impressed manager Mick McCarthy.
After briefly being sidelined by a hamstring injury he was back with the squad again at the weekend and played for 45 minutes at right-back in Tuesday’s friendly at Gillingham.
A Swiss international at U15, U16, U17 and U18 levels, Veseli joined the Red Devils from rivals Manchester City in January 2012.
He was previously a youth player with hometown club FC Renens and FC Lausanne-Sport. He is yet to make a senior appearance for any of his clubs.
Meanwhile, former trialist Dan Seaborne is set to join Yeovil on a two-year deal, according to reports.
The ex-Southampton man played in Town's friendlies at Shelbourne and Crawley but moved on to Huish Park earlier in the week and was in action for the Glovers in a friendly against Torquay on Tuesday.
Speaking after the Gillingham game, manager McCarthy said: “He had other options as well, so that’s just the way it is. Not all of them work out.”
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JLITFC added 14:02 - Jul 18
Good job lad, credit to MM for this, his reputation clearly influenced his decision.
shefkuqi32 added 14:05 - Jul 18
I like what I've heard about this lad, very pleased with this.
hampstead_blue added 14:08 - Jul 18
Get in there!
It makes all the difference, having a manager players actually want to play for. Onward and upwards!
Incublue added 14:10 - Jul 18
would be our signing of the summer...get in!!
BossMan added 14:11 - Jul 18
This lad has a proper pedigree so delighted with this
Jimmys_Law added 14:11 - Jul 18
Great news! He tops my summer wishlist so it would be brilliant if it happens. Hope he gets a good opportunity in the 1st team next season if he does join.
AdScHi9678 added 14:13 - Jul 18
Would be a good signing.
SMS added 14:13 - Jul 18
Great signing! Well done all....
Jimmys_Law added 14:14 - Jul 18
... Plus another free signing. Amazing what MM has done this summer with next to no money to spend.
martleshamitfc added 14:18 - Jul 18
This summer is so much better than the previous few, a great squad is emerging COYB looking forward to the new season.
bluemikey100 added 14:24 - Jul 18
us all freebies lol scumup the road 8.5 million on a wolfswinkle we sign a free gerken
Guru_of_Ipswich added 14:24 - Jul 18
As everyday goes by the news just gets better and better. I really can't wait for the season to start and MM and the troops take the league by storm.
WaffleMan added 14:25 - Jul 18
looks like a great signing for free! MM is the man, COYB
irishtim added 14:31 - Jul 18
Welcome. Good signing plus versatile if we pick up injuries or suspensions. Reckon it could be a good season ahead for us.
TotalBlue added 14:32 - Jul 18
Just read the sky article. Its so nice to actualy not to be linked with a quality player until its almost a done deal. Well done Mick and Terry, Premier league he we come to stay!!!!!
essextractorboy93 added 14:34 - Jul 18
Sounds like a great signing! Rumours are he is wanted by teams in the Bundesliga and Serie A but Veseli wants to stay in England. In Mick we trust!
mickymacsbarmyarmy added 14:39 - Jul 18
And to think this time last year we had signed NO ONE !! Mick wants his squad in place for the very first kick of the season and it seems like he's going to get it !!
Michael11 added 14:40 - Jul 18
Very good signing. Like that he's versatile enough to cover 3 positions, every squad needs a player like that.
dirtyboy added 14:45 - Jul 18
He was mentioned on Sky Sports in June, where they said a number of Premier League and Championship clubs are interested.
It also stated he was highly regarded at Old Trafford, progressed well and was included in the first-team squad for their pre-season tour of South Africa. Crystal Palace, Birmingham, Middlesbrough and Wigan were all being credited with an interest in Veseli, so for us to bag him is impressive.
Gilesy added 14:46 - Jul 18
Permission to get a little bit excited about the forthcoming season...
ArnieM added 14:47 - Jul 18
OMG, Town are on the UP! Mick McCarthy reminds me a lot of SBR with regard to how players respect him and want to play in HIS team.
The Town will be making a push for play offs this season.
bluearmy78 added 14:52 - Jul 18
I'm loving this vibe around Portman Rd, Micks putting together a good squad. Start if the season can't come quick enough!!! COYB
runningout added 14:53 - Jul 18
Permission to get excited 'NOT' given yet...
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