Zeli Ismail

Zeli Ismail

Zeli Ismail (20), an Albanian born English footballer has chosen to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers and go to Notts County, a professional football team based in Nottingham. Early on he rejected a move to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen.

The former England youth international was on the verge of sealing a five-month loan deal at Pittodrie but sources close to the player say he now wants to stay south of the border.

The 20-year-old, once dubbed England’s first £100m player, helped the Brewers to the League Two play-off final but was on the losing side as Fleetwood wrapped up a victory.

But he caught the eye with some impressive performances at the Pirelli stadium where he scored three goals in 17 appearances.

Head coach Kenny Jackett said: “Zeli has chosen to go to Notts County and it’s a good move for him.

“He’s stepping up from League Two last season with a good Burton Albion team that got to the play-off final to League One.

“It will be interesting to see if he can prove himself because to make his mark in League One is a good step up. It’s until Christmas and then we’ll assess it then.”