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Yann Songo'o joins the Saddlers

26 January 2023

Club News

Yann Songo'o joins the Saddlers

26 January 2023

Walsall Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Yann Songo’o from Bradford City on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The combative midfielder, 31, has played 63 times and scored three goals for the Bantams since he joined them in the summer of 2021 under Derek Adams.

He worked under the aforementioned Adams at Morecambe during the 2020-21 campaign and played a key role, scoring six goals in 45 matches, to help the Shrimps win promotion to League One via the play-offs.

Songo’o began his career in Spain where he represented Real Zaragoza, Sabadell and Pobla Mafumet.

His next move took him to USA as he joined Sporting Kansas City in 2012. A loan spell at Orlando City followed before he made his first foray into English Football when he moved to Blackburn Rovers August 2013.

He made one senior appearance at Ewood Park and spent time on loan at Ross County, where he first linked up with Adams.

In 2016, Songo’o joined Plymouth Argyle in League Two and helped them win promotion in his first season as the Pilgrims finished second.

He spent two more years at Home Park and played a total of 139 times for Argyle.

A year at Scunthorpe United followed before his subsequent moves to Morecambe and then Bradford.

Songo’o is eagerly anticipating his new adventure at the Poundland Bescot Stadium and is proud to join the Saddlers.

“It is a massive club first and foremost,” he said.

“The manager I have known (about) for many years for the job he did at Newport and what he has done here at Walsall so far.

“I saw the squad and it is a really strong squad and those are the reasons as to why I wanted to come here.

“The move came about really quick. I got a call from the gaffer last week and we had a five-to-10-minute conversation and that was enough to sell it to me to come here.

“Obviously, there is a lot of competition, there are lots of good players. I have come here to help the team with my experience and hopefully together, we can get our objective”

Head Coach Michael Flynn is pleased to bolster his squad with the addition of Songo’o.

“I’m delighted to bring Yann in and integrate him into the squad,” he said.

“He brings a wealth of experience in midfield and he’s won promotions out of this league.

“I’m looking forward to working with him until the end of the season.”

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