Manager of Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew Gregg Berhalter has heaped praises on Ghanaian youngster Mohammed Abu after joining them from Norwegian side Stromgodset.
The former Manchester City youth star completed his move to the American side for an undisclosed fee and his manager has praised the youngsters inclusion to his side.
“Mohammed is a talented, technical player that we believe will fit well into our system and style of play,” Crew head coach and technical director Gregg Berhalter said in a press release.
“Across his experience in Norway, France and Spain, we believe that a combination of his experience, skill set and character will be a good fit for Crew SC.
We are glad to have him in Columbus and it is certainly an added bonus that he is familiar with the area as his wife has lived in Central Ohio.
Mohammed Abu signed with Manchester City in 2010, but never played with the club, spending the entirety of his contract on loan.
He had two different spells with Stromsgodset, from 2010-12, and then from 2014-2016, with brief stints with Rayo Vallecano in La Liga and Lorient in Ligue 1.
Most of his career has been spent with Stromsgodset, however, where he scored four goals over the course of his time with the club.
Mohammed Abu was a regular contributor with the Norwegian side, starting 82 games over the last three seasons.
Abu was part of Ghana’s team for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations where he played two games.