Tekpetey: Ludogorets seal everlasting deal for Ghana attacker from Schalke 04

The Ghanaian winger Bernard Tekpetey has lastly damaged off the reference to the German membership Schalke 04 and made his transfer to the Bulgarian membership Ludogorets everlasting.

The attacker left the Veltins Area final summer season for a short-term contract for the Ludogorets Area stadium after battling for first-team possibilities with the previous.

It’s the second time that he needed to go away Schalke indefinitely after the membership bought him to Paderborn in 2018 earlier than exercising a buyback choice to deliver him again to the Veltins Area after a 12 months.

“Bernard Tekpetey has signed a everlasting contract with Ludogorets Razgrad. The Ghanaian striker initially moved there on a two-year mortgage deal final summer season however the Bulgarian champions have now agreed to signal him on a everlasting foundation. The 23-year-old’s contract with Schalke would have run till 2023, ”mentioned Schalke on its official web site.

Final season, Tekpetey performed 25 league video games for Ludogorets, beginning in 17 video games and scoring twice to assist the membership within the prime Bulgarian league. He additionally contributed when The Eagles received the Tremendous Cup.

“This switch makes a whole lot of sense for everybody concerned. Bernard has settled in very nicely at Ludogorets and received the title with them final season. Letting him go completely has additionally executed us nicely financially. We want Bernard all the very best for the long run, ”mentioned Schalkes sporting director Rouven Schroder.

Tekpetey signed for Schalke in 2016 from the Ghanaian sub-division UniStar Academy. In November of the identical 12 months he made his skilled debut for the Royals in a Europa League recreation in opposition to French OGC Good.

Within the 2016/17 season he performed three league video games within the German Bundesliga earlier than being loaned to the Austrian membership Rheindorf Altach within the 2017/18 season.

In the summertime of 2018, Tekpetey was bought to the then German second division staff Paderborn, however was purchased again by Schalke after only one 12 months.

He spent the 2019-20 season on mortgage with Fortuna Düsseldorf earlier than becoming a member of Ludogorets on mortgage final summer season.

The 23-year-old is a Ghanaian worldwide after making his debut on the Africa Cup of Nations in opposition to Egypt in 2017.

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