English Premier League fold Southampton Football Club (FC) has announced the signing of Ghanaian forward Kamaldeen Sulemana from Stade Rennes, subject to a work permit and international clearance.
The 20-year-old joins on transfer deadline day from the French club for a fee reported to be around €25 plus €3 odds.
Kamaldeen signed a 4-year contract and becomes the fourth signing for Nathan Jones’s squad in the January window, following the arrivals of Mislav Oršić, Charly Alcaraz and James Bree.
Head Coach Nathan Jones was excited about the addition of the Ghanaian youngster and hoped that he will the team in immediate term and also continue to grow.
“This is another really positive addition for us this month. We’ve obviously been keen to add a little more potency to the side, and Kamaldeen is someone who does that for us,” said Southampton manager Nathan Jones.
“He’s at a stage in his career where we feel he can help us in the immediate term, but also continue to grow and develop further into the future.”
Kamaldeen started his youth career in Ghana, before he moved to Denmark to join FC Nordsjælland in 2020, making an immediate impact as he scored 14 times in 42 appearances.
In 2021, he signed for Stade Rennes and made an impact at the club. He made 47 appearances and scored six goals for the Ligue 1 side.
At National level, Sulemana is capped 15 times for Ghana, including two appearances at the 2022 World Cup.
The youngster who was rated the fastest player at the World Cup is already experienced at both club and international level and Southampton is hoping he’s brings his rich experience to bare as the club try’s to avoid relegation.