Portuguese giants Sporting CP on Wednesday announced the signing of the reigning Africa U20 best player on a five-year deal from Ghanaian second-tier outfit Steadfast FC.
Ghana young winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has officially signed a multi-year contract with Sporting CP to keep him at the club until the summer of 2027.
Sporting CP said in an statement on its official website that Fatawu Issahaku’s contract has a release clause of 60million euros.
The club’s official statement reads “Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, 18, is a reinforcement for Sporting Clube de Portugal.”
“The footballer from Ghana has signed for five seasons and has a release clause of 60 million euros, having been presented this Wednesday at the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy, in Alcochete.”
The 18-year-old is currently rated among the best young footballers under the age of 21 following his recent exploits at the senior national team of Ghana.
He has been training with the Sporting CP’s academy since mid-February this year.
Issahaku impressed on loan at Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC before departing for Portugal.
He scored six times in the Ghana Premier League and as a result, earned a call-up to the Black Stars squad for the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations.
He was a member of Ghana’s Under-20 side that won the Africa Cup of Nations last year, where he won the Most Valuable Player of the tournament while scoring twice for the Black Satellites en route to winning the title.
Recently, he helped Ghana qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Issahaku was involved in both legs of the playoff against Nigeria.