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Yannick Yankam agrees to join American side Lexington SC

Yannick Yankam is set to continue his career in the United States after he agreed to join Lexington SC from Premier League side Birkirkara FC.

The 26-year-old box to box midfielder has enjoyed an excellent year at Birkirkara FC as he not only managed to play a starring role for the Stripes to help place second in the Premier League but win the FA Trophy but also managed to establish himself with the national team.

Sources close to the player told the Times of Malta that Yankam’s performances with the national team during the Euro 2024 qualifiers have been a prime reason behind Lexington’s interest in the player.

The former Qormi midfielder had a dream debut with the national team when he scored in the team’s 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia in Skopje.

Yankam had signed a new three-year deal with Birkirkara FC last summer but had always harboured plans to play away from our shores.

In fact, negotiations between Lexington and Yankam together with his representatives Sport Pro Management Ltd intensified in the past few weeks and a deal was finally completed this week which will see the player put pen to paper on a two-year contract.

“I’m eager to start this new chapter in my career,” Yankam told the Times of Malta.

“The decision was not an easy one, but I feel it’s the right time and the right opportunity to make the move abroad.

“I would like to thank everyone at Birkirkara, from staff, players, and supporters for these past years which have been unforgettable.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead, integrating with my new team, and seeing what the future holds.”

Yankam is currenty awaiting the necessary paperwork and visa so that he can travel to the US and join his new team-mates.

Lexington SC currently play in the USL League One in the United States, but the club is showing real ambition and are planning to earn the right to play in the USL Championship (USLC) in 2025.

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