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Mehmet Joins Wings

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Blue Square Bet South club Welling United have signed former Turkey under-17 international goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet.

Mehmet, who has a Turkish father, was part of his nation’s squad at the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals, keeping a clean sheet as Turkey defeated England 1-0 in the group stage.

Later last year, the tall goalkeeper played four times as Turkey reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria before losing to Colombia in a penalty shoot-out.

Mehmet was one of a host of promising young goalkeepers at West Ham United, making eleven FA Premier Academy League starts in 2009/10.

However, he was released at the end of last season and trialled with npower League One side Wycombe Wanderers earlier this summer.

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