Brook Street have this morning moved to sign 18-year old Mozambiquan keeper Ezequiel Alexandrino from Série II.3 side African Queen FC in a deal worth £578,000.

The arrival of Ezequiel will now almost certainly pave the way for the long-anticipated departure of Emilio Juárez who is looking to enter coaching.

“It’s probably the worst kept secret at the club that Emilio is looking to take up coaching”, said Arjen, “but in Ezequiel, I think we’ve got ourselves an outstanding young keeper who could be huge for us”.

He continued, “Ezequiel won’t arrive until Sunday, but I anticipate him being in goal for us in Wednesday’s Cup tie.