A report out of Sweden earlier tonight cited the Fire as the club of choice next season for 24 year old Ghanaian striker David Accam. While the Fire have not commented on the report, sources indicate that the club is indeed pursuing Accam although the deal has not been finalized. The Fire are hopeful that a pairing of Accam and the recently signed Kennedy Igboananike would provide a speedy and dynamic strike partnership that has the potential for big numbers in MLS.
Accam has made 62 appearances for Swedish first division side Helsingborg and has scored 30 goals in that period. That success has reportedly led to recent interest from Premier League sides Leicester City, West Brom, and West Ham. Accam has also received a call up for the Ghana national team but has yet to pick up his first cap.
Frank Yallop said last week that he was looking to add several more signings before the holidays and Accam appears to be one of those targets. A second designated player at the forward position would still leave room for a possible third DP in midfield or at center back.
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