In a strategic move to bolster their attack, Aberdeen Football Club has secured Senegalese striker Pape Habib Gueye from KV Kortrijk with a three-year contract. The terms of the deal were kept under wraps, but it’s safe to say that cash exchanged hands.
At 23, Gueye has already carved a niche for himself in European football. He joined KV Kortrijk, a team in Belgium’s premier league, back in January 2020, but not before kick-starting his football journey in Norway with Aalesunds. Standing at a towering 6 feet 2 inches, the centre-forward is now the 12th new face to grace the Dons’ lineup this summer.
Aberdeen’s manager, Barry Robson, couldn’t contain his excitement when discussing the new addition. “Pape offers a skill set that works in perfect harmony with the talent we already possess at the forefront of our lineup,” he gushed. Robson, speaking with the club’s website, further elaborated, “The lad’s got flair—speed, aerial prowess, and an eye for the goal that made headlines in Norway. We get why other clubs have been sniffing around him.”
In terms of expectations, Robson laid it out without mincing words: “We’re setting the bar high this season and for the foreseeable future. We’re talking about relentless matches, deep runs in tournaments, and dabbling in European football. Depth and muscle in our squad are going to be critical, and we believe Pape can be a linchpin for our ambitions.”
Although Gueye has successfully navigated the labyrinth of UK immigration, fans will have to wait a little longer to see him in action. He’s ineligible for the upcoming Europa League play-off’s second leg against BK Hacken, owing to missing the registration deadline before the 2-2 stalemate in Sweden last week.
For his part, Gueye is amped to don the Aberdeen colors. “This club has a storied past that’s hard to ignore,” he said. “And I’m looking forward to contributing my own chapters to Aberdeen’s illustrious history book.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pape Habib Gueye Aberdeen Signing
Who is Pape Habib Gueye and where did he come from?
Pape Habib Gueye is a 23-year-old striker from Senegal. Prior to joining Aberdeen, he was playing for KV Kortrijk, a top-flight football club in Belgium. He began his professional career with Aalesunds in Norway.
How long is Gueye’s contract with Aberdeen?
Pape Habib Gueye has signed a three-year contract with Aberdeen FC. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.
What position does Gueye play and what are his strengths?
Gueye is a centre-forward who stands at 6 feet 2 inches. According to Aberdeen’s manager Barry Robson, he is quick, strong in aerial duels, and has a noteworthy goalscoring record, particularly from his time in Norway.
What does Barry Robson say about Gueye’s addition to the team?
Barry Robson, the manager of Aberdeen, believes that Gueye will complement the existing talent in the team, particularly in the attack. Robson also mentioned that Gueye has the kind of attributes—speed, strength, and goalscoring prowess—that have attracted interest from other clubs in the past.
Will Gueye be playing in the upcoming Europa League play-off against BK Hacken?
No, Gueye will not be eligible to play in the upcoming Europa League play-off match against BK Hacken. He was not registered before the deadline, which was prior to last week’s 2-2 draw against the Swedish team.
What are Aberdeen’s ambitions for the upcoming seasons?
According to Barry Robson, Aberdeen has set high goals for this season and beyond. They aim to be involved in a lot of matches, go deep into competitions, and even have aspirations for playing European football.
How can I stay updated on Aberdeen FC’s latest news?
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More about Pape Habib Gueye Aberdeen Signing
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- Europa League Play-Off Details
- Interview with Barry Robson
- Pape Habib Gueye Career Stats
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- Aalesunds Football Club Profile
- Everything You Need to Know About Aberdeen FC
- Previous Aberdeen Summer Signings 2023