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FALKIRK midfielder Russell Latapy insists Trinidad and Tobago team-mate Dwight Yorke is keen on a move to the club, admitting it would cap a dream season for him.


The SPL newcomers have held discussions with the former Manchester United striker about the possibility of coming to the club during the January transfer window.

Yorke is currently playing for Sydney FC but his contract expires in February when the Australian season ends and he wants to stay fit for his country's maiden appearance in the World Cup in the summer.

Latapy is also set to be included in the squad for Germany and he admits he would relish playing alongside best friend Yorke at club level with Falkirk. He said: "I've spoken to Dwight about coming over and I think he's quite keen on it.

"His season in Australia finishes in February and he will need a team to stay in shape for the World Cup. It's the biggest tournament in the world so there's no way he won't be in top condition for it.

"To be that, he needs games, so I think it would be perfect for him to come here.

"I've known Dwight for a long time and we've played together for the national side many times. It's always been an ambition of mine to play in the same club side as him and this would be the perfect opportunity. He's a great player and would do a great job here if he wanted to."

Sir Alex Ferguson paid Aston Villa £12.6 million to sign the striker in 1998 and the 34-year-old Champions League winner is sure to have a host of clubs fighting it out for his signature when he becomes available.

Latapy added: "I introduced the directors to him at our World Cup qualifying game (against Bahrain) and put the idea to him, and now it's something he's thinking about."