5 February 2018

Gambia: Barcelona Gambian Star Moves to Bulgaria

Photo: Victor Salgado/FC Barcelona
Aalasana Manneh (file photo).

Spanish giants FC Barcelona's Gambian youngster Alasana Manneh has finalised a transfer to Bulgaria. Seeking playing time is reason for his move to the Bulgarian Super League having seen that difficult to attain in Spain.

The 19-year-old defensive midfielder effected the switch from Barcelona's B team after terminating his initial season-long loan at Spanish third tier side CE Sabadell.

Manneh now joins struggling Bulgarian first tier team Etar under coach Ivan Vutov's tutelage.

A member of the Scorpions experimental side that sashayed over Morocco's CHAN team in a friendly match in November, the Gambian was a sensation with Barca's reserves.

His strides there prompted his sending away to Sabadell where he ironically had his playing time limited to just two appearances with a single goal.

A one-time trialist at Schalke 04, Manneh now eyes for a drastic change of fortunes in his affairs and hopes to seek it via new side Etar on a loan spell.

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