Bernard Tekpetey is excited by the prospect of playing Champions League football following his loan move to Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
The attacker joined the Eagles on a two-year deal from German side Schalke 04 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, the same day he terminated his loan spell at relegated Bundesliga fold Fortuna Düsseldorf.
The latest signing of the side following the acquisition of Brazilian attacker Alex Santana, Tekpetey will wear the No.37 jersey at Ludogorets.
“Everything I’ve heard about Ludogorets so far made me choose this club,” Tekpetey said at his unveiling on Friday.
“They play good football and they are always part of the Champions League and Europa League too. This is important for every player who wants to develop his career.
“It [Bulgarian league] is different compared to the Bundesliga but my first impression is that training is on 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 glad to be part of a club with such ambition. I need to work hard and that is the most important thing. This way, I will reach my goals,” he added.
Tekpetey left Fortuna Düsseldorf under controversial circumstances after a frustrating season, where he made only nine league appearances involving five starts.
Tekpetey, who transferred to parent club Schalke from Ghanaian side UniStar Academy in 2016, has also had loan stints with Austrian fold Altach and relegated Bundesliga outfit Paderborn.
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