GRIMSBY Town Football Club are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Mansfield Town for the free transfer of Adi Yussuf on an 18 month deal.
Working previously under assistant manager Mickey Moore, Yussuf is excited at the thought of re-joining forces with his former coach. Adi becomes the first signing of Marcus Bignot's reign as Town manager and will officially become a Grimsby Town player when the transfer window opens on January 1st 2017.
Yussuf began his career at current Premier League champions Leicester City, progressing through the ranks before earning a professional contract in 2011. Despite failing to make a first team appearance, he enjoyed a loan spell at Tamworth, making 10 appearances and scoring twice.
Following his release from Leicester, Yussuf signed for Burton Albion following a successful trial, before making the move to local rivals, Lincoln City. Following an injury plagued campaign, Yussuf eventually moved to Oxford City, where he went onto score 27 goals in 39 league games.
Primarily a striker, Adi spent the early stages of the season on loan at fellow League Two outfit Crawley Town where he played in a number of different positions. In total, he made a total of 23 appearances scoring 4 goals. His loan was then ended for Yussuf to return to Mansfield Town in preparation of his transfer.
Yussuf will be eligible for our first game of 2017 away at Carlisle United on January 2nd 2017.
Adi will wear the number 27 shirt for this season.