Blackpool closing in on signing of Solihull Moors striker Adi Yussuf

Yussuf scored twice against Blackpool in the FA Cup this season
Yussuf scored twice against Blackpool in the FA Cup this season
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Blackpool are closing in on the signing of Solihull Moors striker Adi Yussuf.

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The 27-year-old bagged 21 goals in all competitions this season as Solihull enjoyed a fine campaign, finishing runners up in the National League.

Two of those goals came against Blackpool in the FA Cup, when the Seasiders overcame Solihull 3-2 in their second round replay at Bloomfield Road.

Yussuf, who has previously played for the likes of Burton Albion, Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Barrow, was out of contract at Solihull.

The Tanzanian has already bid his goodbyes to Solihull, commenting on his Instagram page that a "new challenge" now awaits him.

"I would just like to say I've had a great two seasons but after weeks of negotiations unfortunately me and Solihull could not come to an agreement with a new contract," he said.

"A new challenge now awaits me.

"Thanks to all the Solihull fans that made me feel welcome. I made some great friends and had some great times.

"I wish Solihull all the best in the future."

Yussuf should become Blackpool's first signing of the summer this week, while defender Ryan Edwards - another free agent - has also been heavily linked.

The Seasiders are badly in need of reinforcements in the striker's department after netting just 50 league goals this season.

The striker has been called up to Tanzania's 39-man training squad for the African Cup of Nations, which begins on June 21.