Amoo: Hammarby makes biggest move as former Nigeria U17 star joins FC Copenhagen

Hammarby has confirmed Akinkunmi Amoo’s record-breaking transfer to FC Copenhagen on a permanent contract until 2026.

The Allsvenskan club have announced the transfer of the Nigerian star in what is said to be “the biggest sale in the club’s history” at around €4.4m.

Amoo moved to Hammarby in 2020 following his starring role for the Golden Eaglets at the 2019 Fifa U17 World Cup in Brazil, where they were knocked out in the round of 16.

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This season, the 19-year-old’s impressive performances in the Swedish Premier League have caught the eye, contributing nine goals in 29 league games.

Following Monday’s move, Amoo is the second Nigerian to join FC Copenhagen after they completed the signing of compatriot Paul Mukairu from Antalyaspor last Thursday.

He described his move to Denmark as the next step in his developing career.

“FCK is an international club with ambitions to play against the biggest teams in Europe and it really appealed to me to be part of these ambitions,” Amoo said on FC Copenhagen’s website.

“There were other opportunities for me on the way there, but I think FCK is the right next step for me professionally. Here I can develop and learn a lot together with the fantastic players that the club already has.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge and to entering Parken, a fantastic stadium with passionate fans.”

He could make his Danish Superliga debut on February 20 when second-placed FC Copenhagen host OB Odense at Parken.

For his part, Jess Thorup described Amoo as an asset to his team thanks to his creativity and other qualities.

“I’m sure he will be a great asset to us, both in the short and long term,” said the coach.

“He’s an absolutely incredible athlete and he can really put people off with his dribbles. He brings that level of X-Factor and a new threat to our offensive game where we’ll have a lot of options to capitalize on.

“We are happy that we now have a good training camp ahead of us to get to know each other better and to pick some new guys in the squad so that we can face OB in top form on February 20.”

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