Ghanaian forward Bernard Tekpetey has completed his loan move to Bulgarian First Professional Football League side PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.
The 22-year-old joins the Bulgarian champions following an unsuccessful loan stint with relegated Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf which saw the Ghanaian make only 10 appearances in all competitions for the Rheinländer.
Bernard was reported to have wanted to end his loan stint at the Düsseldorf-based club following their relegation to 2. Bundesliga which saw him banned from the club for gross misconduct.
Tekpetey initially joined Düsseldorf on a two-season long loan deal from German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 last summer but left the Merkur Spiel Arena outfit after only a season to join Ludogorets. Bernard is still owned by Schalke, where his contract expires in 2023.
“Everything I’ve heard about Ludogorets so far made me choose this club. They play good football and they are always part of the Champions League and Europa League, too. This is important for every player who wants to develop his career”, said Tekpetey at his unveiling.
“It is different compared to the Bundesliga but my first impression is that training is on a high level here. The coach wants us to create more attacks. I was happy to see the players so motivated to play for the win. I am also glad to be part of a club with such ambition. I need to work hard and that is the most important thing. This way, I will reach my goals”, he added.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com