Ghana star leaves top Belgian club for MLS giants

Ghana star leaves top Belgian club for MLS giants
Joseph Paintsil warms up prior to the UEFA Europa Conference League Group stage match between Ferencvaros and Genk at the Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 09 November 2023. EPA/Zsolt Szigetvary HUNGARY OUT

by Thando Mpembe

Thursday Feb 22, 2024. 16:37

Ghana star Joseph Paintsil has completed his permanent transfer to Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy.

The five-time MLS champions acquired a 26-year-old attacker from Belgian Pro League club  K.R.C. Genk as a Designated Player.

Paintsil signed a four-year contract through the end of the 2027 MLS season and he will occupy an international roster slot at the Los Angeles-based club.

“Joseph has been a key member of one of the best clubs in Belgium’s top flight and one of Africa’s most prominent national teams over the past few years and we are thrilled to announce that he is joining the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy General Manager Will Kuntz.

“We are looking forward to adding such a dynamic attacker in the prime of his career to our group and for him to be a key figure in our pursuit of our next trophies.”

Paintsil will be added to the Galaxy roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

The Accra-born player has 15 caps for Ghana having been part of the Black Stars squad at the 2023 AFCON finals in Ivory Coast.

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