Ghanaian young forward Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has expressed his excitement and happiness after joining English Championship League side Leicester City FC.

The Ghanaian attacker believes his move to the Foxes will catapult his progress to the highest level of football as he described the team as where he can grow and mature.

He joined the Blue and Whites outfit for the remainder of the 2023-24 season from Liga Portugal giant Sporting CP Lisbon.

Fatawu said: “I’m so happy. This is an amazing moment for me, I’m happy to be here. For me, from looking at Leicester and how I felt about the coach, here is the best place for me.”

“This was the best moment for me to join Leicester. I chose them because I think they can grow me and help me mature. [Enzo Maresca] told me about the plans he has for me and how he wants me to play – how he wants to help me in my football.”

His displays for Steadfast FC earned him a loan move to Ghanaian Premier Division side Dreams FC in October 2021, where he continued his fine form before switching to Sporting Lisbon in April 2022.

He made his senior debut for the Portuguese side against Rio Ave in August 2022, and featured in their UEFA Champions League campaign last term.

He enjoyed international success in March 2021 when he helped Ghana’s Under-20 team to win the Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations, where he was named player of the tournament.

At senior level, he has represented his country on 14 occasions, and featured at last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.