Nigerian Striker, Chrisantus Macauley, Joins HJK Helsinki From Real Murcia

Nigerian striker Chrisantus Macauley has joined Finland side HJK Helsinki from Real Murcia.

Macauley who was the top scorer for the Golden Eaglets at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup will hope to reignite his career again in Finland after several spells across Europe.

The 27-year-olds arrival in Finland it a year-long contract in which there is an option to buy at the end of the 2019 season.

A statement on the club’s official website by confirmed the deal for the Nigerian and also praised the qualities he brings.

The statement reads:

“Chrisantus is still a very potential striker, able to play as densely as on the land. Macky has done good things in quite a lot of times and we believe that HJK is an environment in which he is able to develop further.

“In this way, we get more competition and alternatives to our attacking equipment, and of course our look is already coming next season. In addition, Macky is a positive and cheerful person, which is always a good thing, backed by football leader Juho Rantala.”

Macauley also revealed in a statement that he is happy to have completed the switch to Finland.

He said:

“Nice to come to the Club. The sun shines and is a good sign. I’m going to do a lot of goals.”

Born in Abuja, Nigeria, Macauley has played for several clubs such as Hamburger SV, Karlsruher SC, FSV Frankfurt, Sivasspor, AEK Athens, Lamia, Reus Deportiu and Real Murcia.


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