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Fatawu Issahaku heads to Sporting Lisbon on loan as part of Liverpool deal



Ghana attacker Abdul Fatawu Issahaku is headed to Portugal for a loan spell with Sporting Lisbon.

The deal with the Portuguese side follows Issahaku’s five-year deal with English giants, Liverpool, which was agreed on Saturday evening.

Prior to that, the exciting young winger seemed bound to sign with Bundesliga outfit, Bayer Leverkusen, but that move fell through, handing Liverpool the chance to take the player to Anfield.

The loan deal between the three parties has no certain time limit, with Liverpool indicating the player will undergo development in Portugal until he can play for the Reds in the English Premier League.

The agreement with Sporting does not only serve the football interests of Liverpool, but also the player’s growth. Besides offering him further development, the winger will have otherwise struggled to secure a work permit in England after only turning 17 in March.

The young star is, however, expected back in Ghana as the Black Stars prepare for friendlies with Morocco and South Africa.


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