Cameroon Star Aboubakar inks new FC Porto deal

Cameroon Star Aboubakar inks new FC Porto deal
Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon Final match between Egypt and Cameroon at the Libreville in Gabon on 5 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Oct 13, 2017. 13:00

Cameroonian international Vincent Aboubakar has signed a contract extension at Portuguese side FC Porto.

The striker, who has had a good start to the 2017/18 season, extended his contract with the Primeira Liga giants until 2021.

Aboubakar is the club's top scorer this season with eight goals, two of which have came in the UEFA Champions League.

The highly-rated African marksman joined the Dragons in 2014 from French outfit Lorient on a four-year deal.

According to BBC, Porto have announced they have also acquired all of Aboubakar's economic rights.

The club previously held 40% of these rights, but have now paid Lorient US$8.5m to acquire full ownership.

"The president (Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa) led this negotiation with the players' agents and with Lorient," said Porto financial administrator Fernando Gomes in a statement. "It was not easy at all."

Furthermore, there has been no change in his release clause, which is still valued at 50m Euros ($59m).

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