CHAN Eagles forward Sunusi Ibrahim has joined Thierry Henry’s Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact from 360 Lions FC.
The 18-year-old Keffi-born star was strongly linked to a move to Watford after training with the England Championship club last summer, but a deal did not materialize due to a change of coaches.
Montreal Impact made the announcement through their club’s official website and Twitter account after they signed a three-year contract, with a one-year option for 2024, to be confirmed upon receipt of their international transfer certificate and medical examination. .
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“The Club is very happy to have completed the transfer of this young player, who is already part of the U23 team in his country despite his young age,” said sporting director Olivier Renard.
“He is a great addition to the squad, especially considering that several European clubs were also very interested in him. Sunusi Ibrahim is a fast and powerful forward who can also play on the wings. “
Ibrahim was the top scorer in the Nigerian Professional Soccer League in 2019 with 10 goals in 22 games for Nasarawa United
With the Nigerian U23 team, he played three qualifying matches for the U23 African Cup of Nations, scoring against Zambia and also played once for CHAN Eagles.
With this move, he becomes the fourth African in Henry’s squad after Kenya international Victor Wanyama, Mustafa Kizza of Uganda and Clement Diop of Senegal.