22-year old Tesfaldet Tekie has signed a two-year contract with Fortuna Sittard, with an option for a third year.
The Eritrean once played for the national team of Sweden.
The 22-year-old midfielder was under contract with the Belgian KAA Ghent until last Monday. Fortuna did not eventually have to pull the wallet for Tekie because the Buffalos had dissolved his contract.
Tekie is happy that he can work in the Eredivisie. "I am very happy with my contract. I have had some good conversations with Sjoerd Ars," says the acquisition on the club site
. "Fortuna Sittard focuses on developing young players and that appeals to me. I look forward to being on the pitch with the staff and my new teammates."
That Tekie has chosen Fortuna, also makes technical manager Ars satisfied. "Despite the interest of other clubs, we have been able to convince Tesfaldet to choose Fortuna Sittard. Despite his young age, he has already gained the necessary experience, including an international match for Sweden."