STAGS SIGN YOANN ARQUIN
Stags seal deal for French forward
mansfieldtown.net, 29th December 2016 6pm
The club is pleased to confirm this evening that we have signed striker Yoann Arquin, subject to international clearance.
The Frenchman will become Steve Evans' first signing since taking over as boss and has already been training with his new team-mates.
The 28-year-old will officially become a Mansfield Town player once the January transfer window opens and the club gains international clearance from FIFA and ratification from the EFL.
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The Le-Harve-born striker began his career with AS Nancy in France before also embarking on spells with fellow French sides Nantes, Quimper, PSG and Red Star.
After leaving Red Star in 2011, Arquin had his first taste of English football when he joined then-League Two side Hereford United.
He subsequently joined Notts County prior to the 2012/13 season and finished that campaign as County's top scorer with nine goals.
The 6ft 2in striker went on to score a further four goals in the first half of the next season, before having stints with Scottish sides Ross County and St Mirren.
Leaving when his contract expired, Arquin signed for Turkish club 1461 Trabzon but left after a year to join Swedish side Syrianska in July of this year.
In 13 appearances this campaign, Arquin has scored five goals and two assists.
"This lad is an excellent addition to our family," said Stags' boss Steve Evans.
"He needs to keep focused and in all my chats with him he fully accepted my view.
"The lad gets a great endorsement from his previous club in Sweden and they tried everything to keep him but he wanted to return to English football.
"We are working hard to add to the quality we have in the group and this lad will give us that initial quality," the boss continued.
"There'll be no further build up from me. We will now let him get on with his football and will see how he does."
The manager added: "I would like to thank our chairman John Radford and the chief executive Carolyn Radford for their help in dealing with our friends, Syrianska FC, in Sweden."
The signing is subject to international clearance and EFL ratification.
http://www.mansfieldtown.net will conduct the first and exclusive interview with Arquin in the coming days.
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Evans: "Arquin is a wonderful talent...he can be inconsistent for teams but he won't be for me, he knows if he is he won't play" #Stags
twitter 29th December 2016 5pm
Very happy to sign for mansfield town today !!! Just need waiting next week end for my first game away !!!#mansfieldtownfc
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From what I hear, Arquin scored a hat trick for #stags in a behind closed doors friendly last week
Yoann Arquin's goals for Syrianska FC (Södertälje) in Sweden. Swedish Superettan (equivalent to UK Championship):
Goal 1: In the 42nd minute away to Varbergs BOIS to 0-1 in a 2-0 victory on August 11, 2016
Goal 2: The winning goal in the 60th minute of the giant local derby against Assyriska FF in front of a 4180 crowd (Syrianska FC and Assyriska FF are arch rivals big style in Södertälje, 30 kilometres south-west of Stockholm) on August 21, 2016
Goal 3: The first goal in the 12th minute during a crucial 2-1 away victory against Ljungskile SK on September 17, 2016
Goal 4: The consolation goal on 90+1 during an away defeat to Åtvidabergs FF on September 22, 2016 to a 2-1 scoreline
Goal 5: The second goal for Syrianska during a 3-3 away draw to Degerfors IF when Syrianska came back from being 3-1 down. Arquin scored in the 90th minute and Syrianska equalized on 90+3 in a game played on October 29, 2016.
On November 16, Arquin scored the second goal for Syrianska during a 3-1 second leg relegation playoff fixture at home to Vasalunds IF. Syrianska FC won 5-1 on aggregate and survived in Superettan. Arquin's Superettan goals ensured 10 precious points for Syrianska FC, and without these goals, two of them against relegation rivals Assyriska ff and Ljungskile SK, Syrianska FC might have gone down.
Details compiled and checked by Svante Bernhard aka Sweden Stag
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