KAS Eupen striker Mamadou Sylla has made the leap to one of the top Belgian clubs. The 23-year-old Senegalese is transferring from KAS Eupen to KAA Gent. An agreement has been reached between Mamadou Sylla and the two clubs. KAS Eupen and KAA Gent have decided the transfer fee amount by virtue of tacit agreement. Prior to the transfer to Gent, KAS Eupen had accepted the purchase option for Mamadou Sylla agreed with Espanyol Barcelona.
Mamadou Sylla first came from Espanyol Barcelona to KAS Eupen on loan in the summer of 2016. The 1.84-metre forward immediately took his place in the starting line-up and netted a total of 13 goals in 38 championship and cup matches. “We are delighted that through his fine performances and goals, Mamadou Sylla has helped our team to reach the Cup semi-final and Play-Off 2. Mamadou has played a major role in KAS Eupen thanks to his strong performances with us, and he has now taken the next step in his career with his move to KAA Gent,” says Christoph Henkel, CEO of KAS Eupen. “We would like to thank Mamadou Sylla for his magnificent efforts in the KAS Eupen jersey and wish him all the best for the future.”
Satisfied and grateful, Mamadou Sylla looks back on his year at KAS Eupen and is already looking forward to the next challenge of his career at KAA Gent: “I am leaving KAS Eupen with good memories of the best season of my career so far,” says Mamadou Sylla. “I have always felt comfortable at KAS Eupen. I gained important experience here, scored some nice goals and was able to develop as a player. I am very grateful to the club and my coach for that. Bot individually as well as with the team, we were extremely successful in avoiding relegation from the Pro League and with the Cup semi-final – no-one expected these things of us. I am looking forward to the next challenge as I transfer now to KAA Gent, because I am aware that my new club is pursuing some very ambitious goals. I want to contribute with my enthusiasm and my performance.”