Afena-Gyan: Ghana youngster signs contract extension at AS Roma

Ghanaian youngster Felix has signed a four-year extension with Italian Serie A giants AS Roma. His contract with the Giallorossi now runs until June 30, 2026.

Afena-Gyan, 19, has made 22 appearances for Roma to date, scoring two goals.

“I am really pleased to have signed this contract: ever since I arrived at this club my aim was to reach the first team and since I did that my life has changed a lot,” Afena-Gyan said.

“Now I need to just concentrate on continuing to improve, I am motived to start the new season in the best possible way.”

Having joined the club’s youth setup in the early part of 2021, Felix quickly progressed from the Under-18s to the Primavera side and then, at the start of the 2021-22 campaign, he was called up to Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad.

After making his professional debut against Cagliari in October 2021, a few weeks later he opened his account for the club with two late goals in an unforgettable substitute appearance against Genoa.

He has since gone on to make his international debut for Ghana, helping his country qualify for the upcoming World Cup after a hard-fought play-off victory against Nigeria.

“Felix has vast room for improvement and has the opportunity to make the most of that potential under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, a coach who is pivotal to the development of our young players,” said Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Manager.

“This contract extension also represents another demonstration of how the link between our first-team squad and our academy setup continues to get stronger.”

Source: GraphicOnline

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