Cameroonian Striker Christian Bassogog Joins New ClubNkafu 237 | 28.02.2021 | 0 | Sports
Cameroonian striker Christian Bassogog has joined Chinese Super League giants Shanghai Shenhua on a three-year deal. Cameroonian Striker Christian Bassogog Joins New Club
The talented striker moves on a free transfer from rival Chinese club Henan Songshan Longmen where he spent four seasons and scored a total of 26 goals in 85 appearances.
The arrival of the 25-year-old is expected to boost Choi Kang-Hee’s team following the departure of Nigerian internationals, Odion Ighalo and Obafemi Martins.
Christian Bassogog took to Instagram to thank all those who made his stay at Hannan a successful one and also to share the news of joining his club with his fans. Here is what he wrote:
“It was a wonderful journey together, but all good stories have new chapters and today I am starting a new one. It is with a heavy heart but full of pride that I write to thank you and say goodbye.
“Four years ago, I arrived in Henan without knowing the club, the city or the country intimately and today I am proud to call this club, this city, and this country “home”.
“In Henan, I found love, support, and companionship in a unique way. Through the good days and the bad, I discovered the kind of connection that I know will stay with me a lifetime and I want to say thank you. Thanks for the support on and off the pitch; Thank you for the support in my professional and personal rise.
“There are too many thanks to list but I have to say a special thank you to the President of Henan Jianye Football Club, the coaching staff, my teammates, and the amazing supporters without whom I wouldn’t be the man I am today.
“You have all been great and I am grateful for the privilege I have had to play a small part in the history of this great club and I wish you brighter days and know that you will be in my heart forever.”
The 2021 Chinese Super League season is yet to start though the date has not been revealed. Bassagog is thus expected to play a key role in the Shanghai Shenhua team as they seek to challenge for the title after finishing 6th last season.