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Teenager Bolasie opts for Argyle

Yala Bolasie: Picture courtesy of Dave Rowntree
The 19-year-old has been on trial with the club for weeks

Plymouth Argyle have succeeded in securing the 19-year-old winger Yala Bolasie from Maltese club Floriana.

Manager Paul Sturrock fought off interest from Austrian side Sturm Graz and Germany's Hoffenheim to secure the Pilgrims' newest signing.

Sturrock told the club's website: "Bolasie has been signed for one reason, he has out-and-out potential".

Bolasie, who is English but with French parents, has been on trial with the club for the last few weeks.

The former Rushden & Diamonds youth player, who is known by his team-mates as La-la or Yannick, has been signed for what Argyle say is a "nominal fee".

see also
We have to sell stars - Sturrock
17 Jul 08 |  Plymouth
Pilgrims set to sign keeper Stack
17 Jul 08 |  Plymouth
Austrian Saumel wanted by Argyle
09 Jul 08 |  Plymouth
Duguid relishes Argyle challenge
09 Jul 08 |  Plymouth
Argyle want new players this week
07 Jul 08 |  Plymouth

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