Yeovil Town are being linked with a move for former Bury striker Gold Omotayo. The 25 year old is present at Huish Park for this afternoon's National League game against Maidenhead United and is reported as being in line for a contract with the Glovers. He scored against Yeovil Town at Gigg Lane on the opening day of the 2018-19 season, and is a free agent in the wake of the chaos going on at his old club.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland on January 27th 1994, he actually began his career as a goalkeeper for FC Zurich's youth set-up before moving to FC Schlieren and FC Wettswil-Bonstetten. He arrived in England in January 2018 and scored nine goals for Whitehawk during the second half of the 2017-18 season at Isthmian League level.
That was enough for Bury to give him a professional contract in the summer of 2018, and on his debut, Yeovil Town kindly gave him a goalscoring start, as he netted the last minute winner for the Shakers in the August 2018 victory at Gigg Lane. That was to be his only goal for Bury as he made 17 appearances, with 13 of those coming from the bench. He also had a five game loan spell with Maidstone United that saw him score once in five appearances at National League level.
Reporter Chris Spittles, on duty for BBC Somerset this afternoon, has spotted Omotayo at Huish Park and believes he will sign for the club, although will only be able to play after the Bank Holiday weekend fixtures. He explains:
"I understand Yeovil Town are set to sign former Bury striker Gold Omotayo. He is at Huish Park today to sign but deal won't be completed in time for him to play today or Monday. He scored against Yeovil on the opening day of last season. Omotayo looks to be what the Yeovil Town squad needs - a big, strong, physical striker. Manager Darren Sarll needs more striking options and had been searching for a target man. Omotayo fits the bill."
As yet there's been no comment from Yeovil Town on his presence at Huish Park.
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