Boatswain confirms talks with Alajuelense

National team forward Jamille Boatswain has not yet put pen to paper to close a transfer deal to Costa Rican top flight club Alajuelense. But the current Defence Force marksman has confirmed that he has been in talks with the club and a move is likely.

Alajuelense officials have been after the 23-year old T&T forward following his appearance in the recent World Cup qualifier in which T&T lost 2-1 in San Jose as the the ex-Point Fortin Civic Centre player put on a live showing up top for Dennis Lawrence’s men. And since that the club have persisted with him.

“Yes they have been holding talks and a deal has been offered but it is not complete as yet. At this time it is too early to say yes I am going. It will be a great opportunity for me but we are still finalising things. They have already done their part and are waiting for my word before the book the ticket for me to travel to Costa Rica,” Boatswain told TTFA Media on Thursday.

“Hopefully I will have more concrete news on this later in the week.”

Boatswain made his international debut in March in a friendly against Barbados. His cameo appearance in the 33rd-minute saw him scoring twice in the space of five minutes to lead T&T to a 2-0win at Ato Boldon Stadium.

Alajuelense is one of the most successful teams in Costa Rica and Central America, having won 29 national championships. They have also won two CONCACAF Champions League titles and three Copa Interclubes UNCAF. Alajuelense was the first Costa Rican club to win an official international competition when they defeated Suranamese club Transvaal in the final series in 1986. Alajuelense plays its home matches at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto