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Norwich City sign Gassan Ahadme

29 January 2019

Norwich City are delighted to announce the signing of Moroccan-born striker Gassan Ahadme, subject to international clearance.

Gassan joins the Canaries from Spanish amateur side Gimnastic de Manresa who play in Group 3 of the División de Honor Juvenil, the top level of the Spanish football league system for youth players 18 years old and under.

Gimnastic regularly comes up against youth teams from the likes of FC Barcelona, RCD Mallorca, Real Zaragoza and Girona FC and Gassan was the top scorer in the league last season with ten goals.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Gassan said: “It’s a great feeling because I was playing in a small team in Spain and it’s a great thing for me and new life. I hope it all goes okay.

“I was playing in small team called Gimnastic de Manresa. It’s not a very famous team.

“I first heard of Norwich’s interest in December. They watched me a few times and then asked me to come on trial.

“I was very happy [when I first heard Norwich wanted to sign me]. When I came on trial here, I did my best and finally got the chance to sign.

“The trial was good. The weather was slightly different for me because it’s much colder here but I really enjoyed it.”

City beat off competition from a host of other European clubs to attain Gassan's services.

Gassan will initially train and play with the Club’s Under-23s and Under-18s sides and he hopes to bridge the gap to the first-team soon.

“It’s a really big opportunity for me and I want to enjoy it as much as I can. I have come here to do as best as I can and try and get into the first-team.”


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