Abdul Fatawu Issahaku signs for Leicester City

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Leicester City has confirmed the signing of Ghanaian forward Abdul Fatawu from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

The promising 19-year-old joins the Foxes on loan until the end of the season.

Speaking after the move, Fatawu said: “I’m so happy. This is an amazing moment for me, I’m happy to be here. For me, from looking at Leicester and how I felt about the coach, here is the best place for me.

“This was the best moment for me to join Leicester. I chose them because I think they can grow me and help me mature. [Enzo Maresca] told me about the plans he has for me and how he wants me to play – how he wants to help me in my football.”

Born in the Ghanaian city of Tamale, Fatawu started his senior career with Steadfast FC, and quickly established himself as one of his country’s most exciting talents.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku rose to the prominence during the African Youth Championship (U-20) staged in 2021 in Mauritania. The youngster at the tourney which was won by Ghana was named most valuable player.

His displays for Steadfast FC earned him a loan move to Ghanaian Premier Division side Dreams FC in October 2021, where he managed to score 6 goals in 7 matches and was named NASCO player of the month of November.

In April 2022, Fatawu Issahaku signed for Sporting Lisbon. He made his senior debut for the Portuguese side against Rio Ave in August 2022, and featured in their UEFA Champions League campaign last term.

At senior international level, Fatawu has represented Ghana on 14 occasions. He was part of the team that represented Ghana at the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon and the 2022 FIFA World Cup played in Qatar last year.

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