Yeovil Town have signed former Wales U21 international and Aberystwyth Town defender Daniel Alfei on a permanent contract.
The former Swansea City right-back signed for the Welsh Premier League side last season and had been on trial at Southern League Premier side Merthyr Town after leaving Park Avenue.
The 25 year-old has penned a two-year deal with the club after making 18 appearances in Aberystwyth’s Welsh Premier League campaign.
Speaking to YTFC.net, Alfei spoke of how he wants to play at the highest level possible and is eyeing more than 40+ league appearances for his new club.
“My goal and ambition is to play football and play as high as I can. I need to be playing regularly for a season at least, so that’s my plan.”
“I want to get as many games as I can in a season; 40 plus for me. It’s important to stay injury free to maintain your performance and minutes on the pitch but a full season of full fixtures is what I’m aiming to get.”
Alfei’s new manager Darren Way who worked his way up the Glovers back-room staff said he was shocked to see his newest recruit playing in the Welsh Premier League last season, believing he should be playing at a higher level.
“How Daniel has been playing non-league football for Aberystwyth Town is beyond me. “It’s up to him now to take this opportunity and aim for 40 league games this season.”
It is another example of how Welsh Premier League players have either returned to the Football League or have since gone on to play in England’s top five divisions, with Tom Bradshaw moving from Aberystwyth Town to play for Shrewsbury Town before moving to Barnsley where he became a full Wales international.
Alfei could make his competitive debut for the club next week as the Football League season begins as Yeovil travel to Luton Town next week.
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