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Transfer Roundup: Fatawu, Baldé and Chilufya loaned out, Sadiq earns move to the Eredivisie

The transfer window is closed now in the majority of leagues around the world and for African players there were numerous players who moved on the final days before the deadline on Thursday evening. Read more on several notable loan moves and the most notable transfers involving African players below:

Click here to see the list of transfers in our previous roundup.

Perhaps the most notable transfers were loans on the final day as several African national team players moved in search of playing time. Ghana national team playmaker and Best Player at the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, moved to English second tier side Leicester City after struggling to get onto the pitch for Portugal’s Sporting CP. French-Algerian forward Billal Brahimi switched clubs in France’s Ligue 1 with a loan from Nice to Brest while Senegalese forward Keita Baldé is now loaned to Spanish La Liga2 club Espanyol from Russia’s Spartak Moscow.

The biggest permanent transfer involves Swedish club BK Häcken which has become a club where African players thrive. Häcken sold former Right to Dream graduate Ibrahim Sadiq to Dutch Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar for €4 million after the Ghanaian forward accumulated 27 goals and 6 assists in 45 matches during his time in Sweden.

There were plenty of other notable loan moves as well as permanent transfers to finish off the transfer window. See all of them below.

Transfers of note

Ibrahim Sadiq (GHA): BK Häcken (SWE) ⇒ AZ Alkmaar (NED) €4 million

Aliou Baldé (SEN): Lausanne (SWI) ⇒ Nice (FRA) €2.5 million

Kevin Van Den Kerkhof (DZA): Bastia (FRA) ⇒ Metz (FRA) €2.5 million

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (GHA): Sporting CP (POR) ⇒ Leicester (ENG) Loan

Billal Brahimi (DZA): Nice (FRA) ⇒ Brest (FRA) Loan

Keita Baldé (SEN): Spartak Moscow (RUS) ⇒ Espanyol (ESP) Loan

Edward Chilufya (ZAM): Midjytlland (DEN) ⇒ BK Häcken (SWE) Loan

Mamadou Coulibaly (SEN): Salernitana (ITA) ⇒ Palermo (ITA) Loan

Novatus Miroshi (TZA): Zulte Waregem (BEL) ⇒ Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) Loan

Lasso Coulibaly (CIV): FC Nordsjælland (DEN) ⇒ Randers FC (DEN) Loan

Ebrima Colley (GAM): Atalanta (ITA) ⇒ BSC Young Boys (SWI) Loan

Admiral Muskwe (ZIM): Luton Town (ENG) ⇒ Exeter City (ENG) Loan

Konadu Yiadom (GHA): Hearts of Oak (GHA) ⇒ Krvybas (UKR) Loan

Capita (ANG): Estrela da Amadora (POR) ⇒ Hapoel Jerusalem (ISR) Loan

Youssouf M’Changama (COM): Auxerre (FRA) ⇒ Troyes (FRA)

Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana (BDI): Kaizer Chiefs (RSA) ⇒ Al Ahly Benghazi (LBY)

Fredy (ANG): Antalyaspor (TUR) ⇒ Eyüpspor (TUR)

Zinedine Ferhat (DZA): Alanyaspor (TUR) ⇒ Angers (FRA)

Charles Traoré (MLI): Nantes (FRA) ⇒ Bastia (FRA)

Mehdi Bourabia (MAR): Spezia (ITA) ⇒ Frosinone (ITA)

Alex Bangura (SLE): Cambuur (NED) ⇒ Middlesbrough (ENG)

Rached Arfaoui (TUN): Espérance ST (TUN) ⇒ Club Africain (TUN)

Casimir Ninga (TCD): Anorthosis (CYP) ⇒ Sumgayit (AZE)

John Okoli (NGA): Arab Contractors (EGY) ⇒ Asswehly SC (LBY)

Oussama Idrissi (MAR): Sevilla (ESP) ⇒ Released


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