Mansfield Town sign former Oxford City striker Adi Yussuf on free transfer

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Mansfield Town have signed striker Adi Yussuf on a free transfer, subject to Football League approval.

The 23-year-old was previously on the books of former Conference North outfit Oxford City, where he netted 26 goals during the 2014/15 campaign – helping his old employers to a sixth position finish.

A graduate of Leicester City’s academy set-up where he played regularly at youth and reserve level, the Tanzanian striker left the King Power Stadium four years ago to join Burton Albion.

He featured on 31 occasions in two seasons with Burton, before spending 2013/14 at Lincoln City. He also took in loan spells with Gainsborough Trinity (loan), Harrogate Town (loan) and Histon (loan).

Yussuf, nevertheless, was undoubtedly one of the star players in the Conference North last season as his goals took Oxford to within a single point of the play-off places.

Speaking about his move to One Call Stadium, the striker said: “When I got told that I might be coming to sign here, I pinched myself every day. It’s like a dream come true. I’m just happy that everything is getting sorted.”

Manager Adam Murray said: “We are delighted to have captured Adi. We have had our eye on him for a while. He is somebody who has some tremendous attributes and will add another dimension to our attack. He is hungry, eager to prove a point and I cannot wait to work with him.”