By Modou Lamin Beyai
Italian Serie A new boys SPAL continue to bolster their ranks by signing Gambian talent Pa Momodou Konate on a three-year contract, with an option of a further year.
The left-back arrives from Malmö FF, coming up through the Swedish Allsvenskan club’s academy, before a loan spell at Östers IF in 2014.
He travelled to Italy on Wednesday to undergo a medical before penning a deal with the Biancazzurri on Thursday morning.
“I have had a great education in Malmö where it’s tough to play. You have to work hard and it has given me a lot of fun as there is a winning culture here and it feels natural to win. I would like to thank all the supporters, all the coaches and all my teammates for these great years I had here,” Konate said in his parting words with his boyhood club.The 23-year-old will don the number three jersey at his new club, who kickoff the 2017/18 Serie A season on August 20 at SS Lazio.
Konate, whose mother is Gambian and born in Malmö, is understood to have expressed an interest in playing for the Scorpions but is yet to receive any serious approach.