Danish Super League side, FC Nordsjaelland, has released a statement in the wake of Ghanaian winger Ernest Nuamah’s move to French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon.
Nordsjaelland heaped massive praise on the 19 year old speedster who is set to become the fourth Ghanaian player to play for Lyon after completing a 23 million Euros with add-ons and bonuses pushing the deal to 30 million Euros.
Black Stars legends Abedi Pele, Michael Essien and John Mensah played for Lyon at various points in their careers.
After joining the Danish side in January 2022, the left footed forward produced 15 goals and four assists in 34 games in all competitions in the 2022-2023 season and added four goals and an assist in six games this season.
Nuamah’s Lyon move is a one year loan deal with an obligation to buy; Lyon head coach Laurent Blanc earlier confirmed Nuamah’s transfer will be completed this week.
The former Right To Dream Academy player will wear the jersey number 37 at Lyon. Scroll down to read excerpts of Nordsjaelland’s statement on Nuamah after the deal was completed.
“Ernest has gone through an explosive development, and the great interest means that we feel privileged to have had him in the team throughout the initial part of the season, where he also managed to make a decisive difference.
He has burned up the Superliga, and the great development, the many recognitions and this change is another example of the synergies and the fantastic education that goes all the way up through the academies and up to the first teams.
We are always proud to see our academy players take the leap to the next level and he will always be part of the Right to Dream and FCN family.We look forward to that while at the same time we wish Ernest all the best all the best with the next step and, not least, thank him very much for his efforts and his great influence on the positive development for the team and FC Nordsjælland.“