If you've been wondering why the club have not yet announced the signing of Argentinean striker Pablo Bastianini it's because the deal has yet to be concluded - and indeed was in danger of collapse on Thursday through the sheer weight of all the red tape surrounding the move, according to today's edition of the Western Morning News. It seems that there has been significant movement since then however, with manager Gary Johnson now "90-10 confident" that the deal will be concluded.
"We are very close with Pablo, it got to about 90-10 against yesterday; but we are about 90-10 for now, so we hope it will all be sorted soon," Johnson said to the Western Morning News yesterday. "There have been a lot of Ts to cross and Is to dot, I can tell you! But we look like we have cracked it, Pablo wants to be here - that's the main thing - and he is looking forward to starting a career in England with Yeovil Town.
"The workings of a transfer when you deal with a different continent is difficult. They do things differently in South America and use different words, and of course the monetary terms are different, so there have been a lot of hold-ups. But he looks like he's going to come, we have agreed terms with him and a fee with his club [Quilmes] so we hope it will be done soon. Obviously, if this one doesn't come off then I will still be looking, but I'm always looking. Having said that, if the transfer window shut tomorrow, then I am more than happy with my squad."
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