Chesterfield FC has confirmed the completion of the loan-to-buy signing of Tanzanian striker Adi Yussuf from Blackpool.
Adi Yussuf, one of Tanzania‘s stars has been actively playing his football in England for a while now and is holding his own in the home of football. The 28-year old was officially unveiled by the club and will be playing for the Spireites in the 5th tier of English football.
The forward was on loan at Wrexham originally from Blackpool where he managed to score 5 goals in 18 games for the side before being picked up by Chesterfield.
“Striker Adi Yussuf has been secured on loan from Blackpool until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent,” Chesterfield confirmed on their official website.
After agreeing to the move, Yussuf said, “I’m grateful to be joining a great club like Chesterfield and I can’t wait to get started.”
“I know a few of the boys here and I’ve heard good things about the club. From what I’ve heard, the manager is everything a player needs from a manager.”
“I’m at the peak stage of my career and I want to be able to give everything to the club, on and off the pitch.”
The Tanzanian striker featured represented his country at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will be hoping to do so by performing well at the domestic level first.
Yussuf spent his youth career at Leicester City but never ended up playing for the senior team, even though he was a part of the squad. He was sent out on loan to Tamworth where he scored 2 goals in 10 games.
He transferred to Burton Albion in 2011 and made 25 appearances over 3 years for the club but only managed to score 1 goal. He was then signed by Lincoln City but only played 2 games for them before moving on loan to Gainsborough Trinity, Harrogate Town and Histon. He only managed a handful of appearances each at these places as well.
It was only in 2014/15 when the Taifa Stars striker started getting noticed. He was incredible during his time at Oxford City where he scored 27 goals in just 39 appearances. Yussuf was then snatched up by Mansfield Town but he struggled to have an impact, managing only 5 goals in 26 games.
He was then sent out on loan to Crawley Town where he played 16 times before moving to Barrow. He scored 5 goals in 21 appearances for them in 2017/18 and then moved to the West Midlands to play for Solihull Moors where he had a decent 19 goals in 57 appearances.
He has been with Blackpool since 2019 and spent his most successful loan spell during his time with the Tangerines when he was with Wrexham on loan, scoring 6 times in 16 appearances.