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Official: Ghana’s Osman Bukari seals move to French side Nantes

Ghana winger Osman Bukari has completed his transfer to French top-flight side Nantes in a move that would greatly enhance his career, it is official.

The 22-year-old sealed the contract on Thursday evening after passing a medical in the French city on Nantes, this comes hours after exclusively revealed the impending move.

He signed a one-year loan deal with the Ligue 1 club from Belgian side Gent.

Bukari will wear the No 26 jersey at his French club.

The Ghana international winger completed the loan deal from Belgian side Gent to represent an upward move in his career after spending just one year in Belgium.

The move to the competition that is expected to be exciting this term following some high-profile signings in the league.

Nantes spotted the talent of the speedy Black Stars winger while he was playing for Gent last season and have made an audacious move to grab the Ghana star on loan before they can make his deal permanent in future.

Bukari has been targeted by Nantes to boost their squad at a time that exciting talents are moving to the French league following the arrival of superstar Lionel Messi at PSG.

In September 2020, Bukari joined Gent from Slovakian side Trencin for in a deal said to be worth millions of Euros.

After just one year at the club, the Ligue 1 side have focused their attention on signing the Ghanaian to boost their ranks to face the likes of PSG, Lyon, Marseille and Rennes who have all bought heavily this season

Now Bukari can play together with ex-Gent players Kalifa Coulibaly and Moses Simon. Bukari still has a contract with  Gent until 2023.

His market value is estimated at 3.5 million Euros. In the Belgian Jupiler Pro League Bukari made 25 appearances with four goals and six assists.


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