Chairman David Sullivan has stated that the club are currently putting the finishing touches to a signing that will ‘excite us all’.

It is believed the player he is referring to is Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyate, who is highly sought after by many clubs across Europe.

”We’ve been working extremely hard to bring in the players we know we need to improve the squad ever since the end of the season, and I believe we are very close to putting the finishing touches on a transfer that will excite us all,” said Sullivan.

“Should we land this player, we would have had to beat off competition from some of Europe’s top sides, and for me that shows the direction we are taking as a Club right now.

“We all know we need to improve from what we achieved last year, and this summer’s recruitment is going to be key to that. We have already made what I am sure is going to prove to be an outstanding signing to increase our firepower up front, and we will make several more across the board as the summer goes on.”


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