Ali Sowe is set to undergo a medical at Chievo Verona after Gamtel agreed terms with the Italy Serie A side, Foroyaa Sports can reveal.
The Gambia U-19 and national team one- time-cap forward is to be subjected to a medical in Chievo before the deal is formalized.
Gamtel and Verona Chievo were locked in contract talks for the past month for the signature of the former Serrekunda United attacker but a deal has finally been pushed through with Ali set for a final checkup.
"The deal has finally been pushed. And Gamtel and the club [Chievo] have agreed on terms for the acquisition of Ali. He will go for a medical then paper will be sent for Gamtel to sign. He left for Italy days ago" Gamtel gaffer and twice Supercup and FA winner, Tapha Manneh divulged to this news outlet.
Ali will be Gambia's first export to sign for a first division club in Italy after Ports Authority's defender Alagie Bun Gaye tried without success in 2009.
Sowe caught eyes of scouts during Gambia U-19 participation in the U-19 tournament in Italy Umbra.
Chievo is an Italian Premier League club based in Chievo, a suburb of 2,800 inhabitants in Verona, Veneto, and owned by Paluani, a cake company and shares the 38,402 seater Marc'Antonio Bentegodi stadium with its cross-town rivals Hellas Verona.