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Another Gambian youngster set for MLS switch

Dec 31, 2009, 2:16 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Gambian football particularly at the youth category has witnessed a significant improvement in terms of producing a good number of professional players plying their trade in different leagues in the world.

The latest Gambian football player to be linked with a move to top MLS side is Ardy Jagne, whose successful one year stint with Fall Rivers in the American Third Division had earned him a move to Commonwealth confederation in the American Second Division where he is currently serving as the Assistant Coach of the club. This has brought the best out of the 24-year-old central defender who is eyeing a move to the New English Revolution, who has already expressed their desire to secure the signature of the rocky Gambian born central defender.

According to Ardy Jagne who was born in the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in 1985, New England Revolution who has already secured the services of Gambian duo Sainey Nyassi and Abdoulie Ken Mansally, who are interested in securing his services after impressing the major league soccer side during his short trial with this year's FA cup and play off semi-finalists.

And the former Fall Rivers star defender who has played in two different clubs in America, namely Fall Rivers and Roger Williams in the Commonwealth Confederation League has won the player of the year award during his four-year spell with Roger Williams, the club he joined from Fall Rivers in 2005.He is continually been linked with a move to another MLS side DC United, who has since been looking for a central defender of Ardy Jagne's quality.

Ardy who was speaking to this reporter in this interview on Tuesday told Pointsport that he is expected to put pen to paper on New England Revolution contract when he returns to the club in June.

The lanky central defender who has never denied his desire to play for The Gambia whenever he is invited has set his eyes on a move to one of the top European clubs with Manchester United.