Austria Wien of Vienna have officially announced their signing of Super Eagles rookie, lbrahim Alhassan Abdullahi (aka Muazzam), with a bold declaration that they are glad to catch their desired summer purchase.
The 20-year-old striker has joined Wien on a season-long loan deal from Akwa United of Uyo, and the Austrian Bundesliga club care delighted that they have an option to purchase him outright at the end of this season.
Wien further believe they have found an ideal replacement for their departed Nigerian striker, Olarewaju Kayode, who moved to Manchester City of England but was immediately loaned to Girona of Spain.
Kayode was top scorer for Wien and in the entire Austrian league last season, but the club are enthusiastic that they will get similar value from Abdullahi, who will likely be included in Nigeria’s squad for the upcoming 2017 WAFU Nations Cup, which is scheduled to be hosted by Ghana next month.
The club’s sporting director, Franz Wohlfahrt admits they are pleased to have signed the promising forward, saying: “Ibrahim Alhassan Abdullahi is a player with great potential. He is a team player who has speed and good ball heading. We are convinced that this transfer is one with a great perspective.”
On his part, Abdullahi, who was part of Nigeria’s squad that qualified for the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN), said he is hoping to impress at the Wien.
“I am delighted to be part of Austria from now on. I cannot wait to get to know the team and work hard together to make even more success with it,” Abdullahi said on Wien’s official website.