DUNDEE UNITED have announced the signing of Ghana midfielder Mathew Cudjoe, subject to visa approval.
The 18-year-old, described as a ‘forward-thinking midfielder’ on the Premiership club’s website, joins from Young Apostles in his homeland having previously trained with German giants Bayern Munich.
A statement from United claimed that there had been “interest from a host of European clubs” for Cudjoe, who won the Under-20 African Cup of Nations with Ghana earlier this year.
“We are delighted to welcome Mathew to Dundee United, he is a young and exciting talent that we can’t wait to watch develop further over the coming seasons,” sporting director Tony Asghar told the club’s website.
“As a club we are continuously aiming to attract talented players – both in our local area, in markets we are well established in and in those that have been less explored.
🇬🇭 Dundee United are delighted to announce that Ghanaian Under-20 midfielder Mathew Cudjoe has agreed terms with the Club, subject to work permit. https://t.co/bc0wvHRBgO#UnitedTogether
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“We have proven we are a club that knows how to develop and give opportunities to young players. Mathew is a player we can have high hopes for and we believe we can give him the platform to hone his talent and hopefully have a very strong career.
“Through opportunities created by the rules surrounding Brexit – we have looked at different markets we can look to gain a foothold. It has been a great experience working with the leaders at Young Apostles FC to conclude this deal.
“We are always looking at how we can improve and develop and this opportunity has come at the right time for us to explore. Our aim is now to support Mathew and ensure he adapts to the club and understands how we can best support him on his journey.”