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CONTRACT: Striker earns short term deal

28 July 2015

Striker Kevin Osei signs six month deal with Carlisle United

Carlisle United have today signed striker Kevin Osei on a six-month deal, with an option to extend, following a successful trial spell with the club.

French-born Ghanaian front man Osei, 24, joined the Cumbrians at the start of pre-season and has scored once in his four appearances so far. 

A product of the Marseille youth system, he signed professional forms with the French giants in 2009 and made his only appearance for the club against AEL Limassol in the UEFA Europa League. 

He had a loan spell with Aviron Bayonnais and was offered a deal by Waasland-Beveren in Belgium prior to heading across the channel for his trial spell with United.

Head of recruitment Lee Dykes said: “We’ve known about Kevin for a while. He’s a striker who can also play out wide and he’s one who can catch the eye when he’s on his game.

“He had some other offers to consider so we let him go away for a few days to have a think about us, as a club, and about whether or not this was a challenge he wanted to face. 

“There were other offers, including one from a club in Belgium, but he has expressed a desire to test himself in the English game. He’s impressed us all the way through his time with us and we’re looking forward to working with him more as we go forward.”

This signing remains subject to international clearance.

Kevin Osei is available to sponsor as part of our 2015/16 player sponsorship package. Contact Katie Mitchell in our Commercial Department on 01228 554 155 or email

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