Date: 9th October 2006 at 7:37pm
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Aberdeen are hoping to obtain a work-permit for 17-year-old Ghanaian striker Victor Lartey.

Lartey was noticed by coaching staff during the Aberdeen International Football Festival (AIFF) and impressed during a practice match last week.

Willie Miller, Aberdeen’s football director, told the Aberdeen Evening Express: ‘We had two lads from Datus Soccer Academy in for a few days but Victor is the one who impressed the most. He did very well in the AIFF and also stuck out when we arranged a friendly between our under-17 and under-15 sides.

‘We are now investigating the possibility of getting a work permit for the lad. If we get one, Victor will come to Scotland to give us more time to see if he is up to making the grade in this country.’

Ghanaian-side Datus Soccer Academy emerged victorious at the AIFF under-16 tournament.

The process of obtaining a work-permit for a non-EU national can be drawn-out, and the Dons will have to convince officials that Lartey meets the required criteria.

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