Bernard Tekpetey: Ghana and new Ludogorets striker eagerly await Champions League football
22-year-old highlights loan transfer to Bulgarian giants Schalke 04
Ghana international Bernard Tekpetey is excited about the prospect of playing Champions League football following his loan transfer to Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
The forward joined the Eagles on a two-year contract with German side Schalke 04 on Thursday, the same day he ended his loan at relegated Bundesliga group Fortuna Düsseldorf.
The team’s latest recruit following the acquisition of Brazilian striker Alex Santana, Tekpetey will wear the No. 37 jersey at Ludogorets.
“Everything I’ve heard about Ludogorets so far has made me choose this club,” Tekpetey said during his unveiling on Friday, as reported by the Eagles. official site.
“They play good football and are still part of the Champions League and the Europa League. It’s important for any player who wants to develop their career.
“This [Bulgarian league] is different compared to the Bundesliga but my first impression is that the training is of 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 happy to be part of a club with such ambition. I have to work hard and that is the most important thing. That way. , I will achieve my goal. “
Tekpetey left Düsseldorf under controversial circumstances.
After a frustrating season with Die Kraichgauer, where he only made nine league appearances involving five starts, the Ghanaian has vowed not to continue his stay with the club which is due to expire in 2021.
In his attempt to force the start, he decided not to show up for training, angering the club.
“If a player is disappointed, he can’t just say he doesn’t want to come anymore. I’ve made it clear to him and his advisor that I’ve given my opinion. To come,” said the Düsseldorf sports director Uwe Klein at the information portal Express.
Earlier this week, the club announced their decision to give the Ghanaian some time to decide on his future, days before terminating his contract with the 22-year-old.
Tekpetey, who transferred to parent club Schalke from Ghanaian squad UniStar Academy in 2016, also had loan spells with Austrian squad Altach and relegated Bundesliga squad Paderborn.