willem ii confirm asumah abubaker departure

11:00    24 Jul 2018

Eredivisie club Willem II have announced that the club have failed to agree a new contract with Ghana-born forward Asumah Abubaker.

The 21-year-old joined the Dutch club in 2016 and was making good progress until he suffered a fibula injury at the beginning of the 2017/18 season and missed most of the campaign.

Abubaker returned from the knock in the latter stages of the season but was unable to force his way into the first team.

The Dutch club issued an official statement on their website that they have failed to come to a consensus with the player and wished him the best of luck in his career.

“Willem II has not come to an agreement with Asumah Abubakar,” read the statement.

"The 21-year-old striker signed in 2016 with the Tricolores and played 16 official matches in the Eredivisie. The last year he suffered a fibula injury.

"Asumah, thank you for your commitment and success in the continuation of your career!”

In other Eredivisie news, AZ Alkmaar striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh looks set to move to either Leicester City or Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Iran attacked netted 21 goals in the Eredivisie last season and featured in all three of his country’s 2018 World Cup matches in Russia.

His agent, Amir Hashemi, said: “We are actually discussing a transfer, but I cannot say which team is involved, but it is not a Dutch club.”


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