Austin FC Bolster Their Squad With Move For Ghanaian Winger Osman Bukari


Austin FC are making moves in the transfer market as they close in on a deal to sign Ghanaian international winger Osman Bukari from Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.

Sources have confirmed that the MLS club are finalizing a deal for around $7 million to bring the 25-year-old to Texas.

Bukari has been in sensational form this season, with 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for Red Star Belgrade.

His performances have caught the eye of Austin FC, who are looking to add firepower to their squad as they continue to build for the future.

This news comes just a day after Austin made a significant roster move by waiving and buying out designated player winger Emiliano Rigoni.

The club decided to part ways with Rigoni to avoid triggering his contract option for the 2025 season.

The Argentine winger’s departure paved the way for Austin to pursue Bukari and bolster their attacking options.

Fans of Austin FC will be eagerly awaiting the official announcement of Bukari’s signing, as the Ghanaian winger looks set to make a big impact in Major League Soccer.

His ability to unsettle defenses and contribute both in finishing and creating plays will add a crucial dimension to Austin FC’s attack.

Additionally, his experience in the Champions League will bring a valuable winning mentality to the team.

Who is Osman Bukari?

Osman Bukari was born on December 13, 1998, in Ghana.

He is a professional footballer who currently plays as a right winger for Red Star Belgrade in the Serbian SuperLiga as well as the Ghana national team. In June 2023, he was naturalized as a citizen of Serbia.

Osman Bukari’s club career

Osman Bukari began his professional career in Europe with AS Trenčin in Slovakia in July 2018 after leaving Accra Lions in Ghana. Over two years, he impressed with 16 goals and 25 assists in 66 matches.

His skills caught the attention of KAA Gent in Belgium, where he scored four goals and provided six assists in 35 games after joining in September 2020.

In August 2021, FC Nantes in France signed Bukari on a season-long loan. He played a key role in helping the team secure the Coupe de France title, the fourth in the club’s history, and European qualification after 21 years.

The 25-year-old winger signed for the Red and Whites in July 2022 for 3 million Euros from Belgian club KAA Gent following his successful loan spell at FC Nantes in France.

The Ghanaian won the Serbian Super Liga title twice and the Serbian Cup title also on two occasions during his stint at Red Star.

The Ghana international forward had a remarkable stint with the club, scoring 25 goals and providing 20 assists in 77 matches.

International career

Having made his debut for the Ghana national team on March 21, Bukari has since held 16 additional caps for Ghana, netting 3 goals.


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