Hastings United have announced that recent promotion winner and former Walton Casuals flyer Youssuf Bamba has joined the U’s promotion push.
The ex-Crystal Palace, Kingstonian and Merstham Attacker committed to the club following a number of positive conversations with manager Chris Agutter.
Agutter commented: “I tried to sign Youssuf on three previous occasions since becoming Hastings United manager. I’m delighted to finally have him on board.
“In Youssuf we are getting one of, if not the best left-winger at this level. In half a season with Walton Casuals he scored 20+ goals and was central to their promotion-achieving campaign. We are getting a proven player who I know will help us build on our positive start. This is a statement of intent as we have fought off competition from all the top teams in this division and above to secure Youssuf.
Bamba explained: “I’m happy to be a part of Hastings United. I’ve had numerous positive conversations with the gaffer which has persuaded me to come on board with this wonderful project. I can’t wait to get started.”
Agutter added: “With the signing of Youssuf, plus potentially one other this week, our squad now needs trimming, which it will be over the next couple of weeks with a view to being leaner with higher quality, whilst still following the club’s ethos of developing young and hungry players that have an infinity with the club.”