Mexican giants, Santos Laguna, have completed the signing of Ghanaian midfielder Clifford Aboagye ahead of the 2020 LIGA MX Opening Tournament.
Clifford, 25, secured a move to the Liga MX champions following an explosive loan spell at Querétaro FC.
The former Ghana U20 captain has taken Mexican football by storm since he joined Atlas on loan from Spanish side Granada in 2017.
The promising midfielder after being awarded the Bronze Ball at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2013, moved from Inter Allies FC to Italian side Udinese Calcio.
Clifford is characterized by his speed in midfield and his projection in the attack. The former Inter Allies star becomes the first African player to reach the first team of Club Tijuana.
After completing his move, Aboagye penned a thank you message to his former side, Querétaro FC.
In a twitter post, he said, Thank you very much @Club_Queretaro for opening the doors when I needed it most. It was a magnificent year full of good mementoes. He especially mentioned the fans for always being in the moments. It was a pleasure to wear these colours and they will be in my heart !! ALWAYS ROOSTERS.”Clifford Aboagye✔@cliff10Aboagye
Muchas gracias @Club_Queretaro por abrir me las puertas cuando más lo necesitaba .fue un año magnífico lleno de buenos mementos.Mencionó especial a la afición por estar siempre en los momentos .fue un gusto portar estos colores y estarán en mi corazón !!
However, he will not be the first on his continent to belong to the Institution of the Northern Border of Mexico, since Nigerian midfielder, Mark Tanko, who joined Club Tijuana Basic Forces in 2015, and although he appeared on the bench in a couple of COPA MX matches, he did not have the opportunity to debut with the Xoloitzcuintle first team.
In Atlas, the talented Ghanaian attacking midfielder scored three goals and provided six assists in 71 games before being sent on loan to Querétaro FC, where he has contributed a goal in 33 matches.
After being awarded the Bronze Ball at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2013, Aboagye moved from Inter Allies FC to Italian side Udinese Calcio.