Abou finally signs!!

Last updated : 22 August 2003 By Neil Andrews
The Lions have finally received clearance for 20-year-old French winger Aboubakar Fofana, despite the club reaching an agreement for the Juventus player last Thursday.

A hold up at the Italian FA was futher complicated by a bank holiday weekend in Italy and the delayed formalities were cleared this evening in time for Abou to be included in Mark McGhee's squad to face Crewe Alexandra at The Den tomorrow.

Millwall Chief Executive Ken Brown explained: "In order to sign a player from abroad you need to receive a number of agreements and confirmations. The one which held up this particular deal for so long was the clearance form from the Italian FA and I'm not quite sure why that was. It seems that no transfer these days is straightforward, but Abou's certainly took longer than most." Aboubakar Fofana