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The tantalising millions Ghananian side Steadfast FC will earn from Abdul Fatawu’s permanent Leicester City move


Steadfast initially offered Fatawu to Sporting Lisbon for simply 1.2 million kilos in 2022 however are set to revenue much more considerably from his sale to Leicester Metropolis, which may utterly change its fortunes.

Ghanaian soccer membership Steadfast FC is poised for a major windfall as gifted winger Abdul Fatawu prepares to affix Leicester Metropolis on a everlasting foundation following a profitable mortgage spell from Portuguese champions-elect Sporting Lisbon.

Leicester Metropolis secured Fatawu’s providers final summer time, initially buying him on mortgage from Sporting Lisbon after a less-than-stellar stint of their C workforce. The deal reportedly concerned a switch payment of £1.2 million (roughly 20.8 million Ghanaian cedi), as documented by TransferMarkt.

Anticipating the potential success of their promising expertise, Steadfast FC properly negotiated a 50% sell-on clause for the primary three years of Fatawu’s transfer to Sporting Lisbon, guaranteeing that they’d profit from any future switch.

Though Fatawu’s season-long mortgage in Portugal noticed him dealing with challenges in making a major affect, Sporting Lisbon opted to not retain him, thus triggering a compulsory purchase choice included within the preliminary settlement. Leicester Metropolis, having secured promotion, activated this purchase choice, committing to a switch payment of £17 million (roughly 294.2 million Ghanaian cedi).

On account of their astute negotiation, Steadfast FC stands to obtain simply over £7.9 million (roughly 117.1 million Ghanaian cedi) from Fatawu’s everlasting switch to Leicester Metropolis, courtesy of their profitable 50% sell-on clause.

About Abdoul Fatawu

Fatawu began enjoying soccer on the Utrecht Academy in his hometown, earlier than beginning his skilled profession with one other native membership, Steadfast F.C.

It was a speedy begin to life with Steadfast too, as Fatawu netted eight targets and laid on 5 assists in simply 13 matches earlier than the 2019/20 season was curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonetheless, when soccer returned in 2021/22, the teen shone once more, with 12 targets in 14 appearances in Ghana’s Entry Financial institution Division One League. Eight of these performances, then again, ended up with Fatawu taking house the Man of the Match award.  

Regardless of curiosity from Europe, a mortgage transfer to Ghanian aspect Goals F.C. enabled him to proceed incomes a status with one other six targets in seven video games. It was turning into clear that Fatawu belonged at the next stage, however his vacation spot was unclear.

That query was answered in 2022 when Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon made their transfer. 

Albeit restricted to substitute appearances, Fatawu has UEFA Champions League expertise underneath his belt too – enjoying in a 2-0 defeat by Marseille and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur final season. Lisbon ultimately discovered themselves within the UEFA Europa League and one other cameo outing in a 2-2 draw with English aspect Arsenal adopted in March.

That encounter with the Gunners got here after a short however nonetheless big second for Fatawu, who got here off the bench late on for Ghana on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar final December, dropping out 2-0 to Uruguay within the group stage. He additionally helped his nation win the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in 2021, named because the competitors’s finest participant on the finish.

Fatawu’s profession is simply getting began, however there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about for the Ghanian ahead. 

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