FC Utrecht strengthened itself on Tuesday with striker Moussa Sylla. The French youth international signs a three-season contract with the ambitious Domstedelingen. Willem II captured attacker John Yeboah and Heracles Almelo reinforced himself with defender Mateo Les.
Yeboah signs with Willem II
Twenty-year-old Sylla became clubless after AS Monaco decided not to renew his expiring contract. He played 34 games with the Monegasken, in which he scored four times.
“Moussa is one of the greatest attacking talents in France. We are proud that he has chosen FC Utrecht at this stage of his career. Moussa is certainly as ambitious as we are”, said technical director Jordy Zuidam.
“With Moussa we get a striker with a lot of power and speed. He plays with a lot of energy and can create opportunities out of nothing. A player with a lot of potential.”
Sylla, who serves as a backup for first striker Adrián Dalmau, is the fifth reinforcement for FC Utrecht, which wants to attack the traditional top three this season. Earlier Eljero Elia (Basaksehir), Django Warmerdam (FC Groningen), Mimoun Mahi (FC Zürich) and Daniel Arzani (Manchester City, rent) came to the Dom City.
John Yeboah signed with Willem II for three years on Tuesday. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Earlier on Tuesday, Willem II captured Yeboah. The attacker, who played on a rental basis at VVV-Venlo last season, comes over from VfL Wolfsburg and signs a three-year contract in Tilburg.
Yeboah was part of the Wolfsburg youth academy from 2015, but never managed to break through in the Bundesliga. He came to three games in the main body of the Volkswagen club.
Last season Yeboah, who has a German and Ghanaian passport, played for VVV-Venlo on a rental basis. In eighteen official appearances, he scored one goal and gave one assist.
Twenty-year-old Yeboah is the seventh reinforcement for Willem II, who finished fifth in the aborted Eredivisie season and thus won a ticket for the second heat of the Europa League.
It is not yet clear on Tuesday whether Yeboah is entitled to play for the Europa League match of Willem II against the Luxembourg Progrès Niederkorn. The first whistle will sound on Wednesday at 6.30 pm in Niederkorn, Luxembourg.