Ball playing midfielder Yaser Kasim has joined The Cobblers after he rejected a new contract with Swindon. Yaser has signed a two-year deal with the club.

The “Iraqi Pirlo” started his career with Brighton & Hove Albion and made one senior appearance. While he was with Albion he went out on loan to Luton and Macclesfield. When he was released by Brighton Mark Cooper gave him a trial at Swindon and Kasim impressed. In the 2013-14 season, Yaser played an instrumental role in the side which finished eight points behind sixth-placed Peterborough. Kasim was also pivotal in the Swindon side which got to the play-off final.

Due to his form, it was being rumoured that West Ham and Swansea were looking to sign him but nothing ever materialised. However, in the last two years, Yaser was lazy and he looked disinterested most of the time. It was clear to see that he didn’t want to be at the club.

After the transfer was confirmed, Kasim had some words to say about his move to Sixfields. He said ” Speaking to the manager he convinced me to join. I appreciate his time and I already feel like at home with Northampton.”

Yaser was linked with moves to Charlton and Bristol City. However, Justin Edinburgh did enough to convince the 26-year-old to join the club.

Justin Edinburgh said this about Yaser ” He is a very talented player. “He has attracted interest from clubs at this level, in the Championship and abroad this summer and we are confident we can bring the best out of him.”

Edinburgh added, “Yaser is a good age, he has a fair amount of League 1 experience and he knows what this level is all about. “In his time at Swindon the form he showed led to him being linked with Premier League clubs and we believe we can help him produce those displays on a consistent basis in a Northampton Town shirt.”


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