Done Deal : Anderlecht Loan In 2000-Born Striker Mukairu From Antalyaspor
Published: October 05, 2020
Done Deal : Anderlecht Loan In 2000-Born Striker Mukairu From Antalyaspor
With a statement on their official website, Belgian First Division A giants Anderlecht have announced the signing of promising Nigerian youngster Paul Mukairu from Turkish club Antalyaspor.

Mukairu will spend the remainder of the 2020-2021 season on loan at Anderlecht and the deal includes an option to buy for the 34-time Belgian champions.

A product of FC Heart Academy, the 2000-born striker has scored four goals in 34 appearances for Antalyaspor.

Speaking on the signing of Mukairu, Peter Verbeke , sports director of RSC Anderlecht said : "We have been closely monitoring the development of Paul Mukairu for a few months now through our scouts.

"Paul is a 20-year-old Nigerian multipurpose forward with a very great athletic potential. He combines strength and speed and shows a lot of good things about the ball.

"Paul is not yet a finished product, but he is someone we can work with. "

Mukairu was fully promoted to Antalyaspor's first team at the start of last season after regularly scoring for their U19 team, netting 8 goals in 8 games in the Turkiye Ligi U19 Elit A.

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