Ghana teenager Abdul Fatawu Issahaku will finally play abroad. After several reports linking him to Liverpool, Sporting CP unveiled their new youngster midfielder on Wednesday via their official channels, with Issahaku posing in the home shirt at the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy.
For much of the summer, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Issahaku would be swapping Steadfast FC in his native Ghana for Liverpool in a £1.5 million deal.
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He signed a five-year deal, including a £50 million release clause, with no mention of any subsequent agreement with Liverpool.
Issahaku then took to Instagram to reflect on a “new chapter” in his fledgling career.
“I am very happy to sign for this club.” He wrote.
“Can’t wait to wear this jersey and give it my all on the pitch.” He added.
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The 18-year-old has already played eight times for Ghana, including three appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations and starts in both legs of the World Cup playoff win over Nigeria last month.