Scottish Premier League giants Dundee United have agreed a deal to sign former Legon Cities forward Mathew Anim Cudjoe on a long term deal, subject to the player being issued a work permit.
The 18-year-old Ghana U-20 star left Ghana last month for a two-week trial and was offered a deal after he impressed the club’s technical team and top hierarchy.
“Dundee United can announce that Ghana U20 African Cup of Nations winner Mathew Cudjoe has agreed terms with the Club and will join subject to international clearance,” a club statement read.
“The 18-year-old forward thinking midfielder joins the Terrors from Ghanaian side Young Apostles having previously trained with Bayern Munich amid interest from a host of European clubs.
“In March 2021, he helped his country lift the U20 African Cup of Nations – playing in all six games throughout the tournament, including the final – in which the Black Stars defeated Uganda U20 2-0.
Dundee United sporting Director Tony Asghar heaped praise on Cudjoe and believes he is one of the players that will improve to become a better player in future.
“We are delighted to welcome Mathew to Dundee United, he is a young and exciting talent that we can’t wait to watch develop further over the coming seasons,” he said.
“As a club we are continuously aiming to attract talented players – both in our local area, in markets we are well established in and in those that have been less explored.
“We have proven we are a Club that knows how to develop and give opportunities to young players. Mathew is a player we can have high hopes for and we believe we can give him the platform to hone his talent and hopefully have a very strong career.
“Through opportunities created by the rules surrounding Brexit – we have looked at different markets we can look to gain a foothold. It has been a great experience working with the leaders at Young Apostles FC to conclude this deal.
“We are always looking at how we can improve and develop and this opportunity has come at the right time for us to explore. Our aim is now to support Mathew and ensure he adapts to the Club and understands how we can best support him on his journey,” he added.
Cudjoe, who played for Kotoko in the 2019/2020 season, once had trials with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but negotiations fell through at the eleventh hour.