Stanley Wilson set to sign for AIK following breakthrough in negotiations

STARS ABROAD Stanley Wilson set to sign for AIK following breakthrough in negotiations

Mark Kinyanjui 08:30 - 04.02.2024

AIK sporting director Thomas Berntsen has revealed Wilson will join the club when he turns 18 this August after impressing on trial

AIK Fotboll's Sporting Director Thomas Berntsen has announced a significant breakthrough in negotiations with Kariobangi Sharks, signaling the imminent acquisition of talented Kenyan prospect  Stanley Wilson.

Berntsen confirmed that AIK has successfully reached an agreement with Kenyan club for the transfer of Wilson, who recently showcased his skills in a friendly match against FK TSC Bačka Topola from the Serbian top-tier league. 

Wilson's impressive 20-minute stint during the match further solidified AIK's interest in the young player.

Expressing satisfaction with the agreement, Berntsen emphasized Wilson's potential and AIK's eagerness to welcome him into their ranks. 

 "He is a good player. A player that we wanted to connect with us," he told Afton Bladet.

Despite the brief duration of Wilson's trial, Berntsen commended his performance, highlighting his positive impact on the pitch.

"He came in today for a short time and had good qualities and a good eye for the game. Made a good effort."

While acknowledging that the details are yet to be finalized, Berntsen clarified that the framework for Wilson's transfer has been agreed upon. 

The Kenyan prospect is expected to formalize his move to AIK upon turning 18 on August 21, with ongoing negotiations concerning the specifics of the contract.

Berntsen also drew attention to another potential recruit, Emmanuel Gono, a Liberian forward undergoing trials at the club.

 He hinted at AIK's proactive approach to strengthening their squad, mentioning that the club has agreed to sign both players.

"Yes, so it's a bit about finances as well, but basically we have agreed on the framework for a transfer regarding both players," 

In the friendly match against FK Bačka Topola, AIK suffered a 0-2 defeat in Spain.

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