Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – Salary, net worth, girlfriend

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku – Salary, net worth, girlfriend
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Black Stars' Abdul Fatawu Issahaku is one of the most coveted faces in European football. Read on as we delve into his professional and personal life, revealing his salary, net worth, clubs he represented, and girlfriend.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku biography

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, born on 8 March 2004 in Tamale, Ghana, has swiftly risen to prominence as a captivating Ghanaian football sensation.

Renowned for his exceptional skills and versatility, Issahaku mesmerizes audiences with his dynamic performances as an attacking midfielder or a winger for both Sporting CP and the Ghana national team.

At just 19 years of age, he has already earned accolades that place him on a trajectory towards greatness.

British news authority, The Guardian, hails him as arguably the most promising African talent of his generation, a sentiment echoed by his inclusion in the outlet's prestigious “Next Generation 2021” list.

Standing at 1.77 meters (5 feet 10 inches), Issahaku embodies a blend of finesse and tenacity that leaves a lasting impact on the field. As he dons the number 18 jersey for Sporting CP, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku continues to captivate football enthusiasts with his electrifying presence and a future brimming with boundless potential.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku club career

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku in action for Sporting CP
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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's remarkable club career is a testament to his exceptional talent and determination. He kickstarted his journey at the age of fifteen with Tamale-based club Steadfast FC in Ghana's Zone One of the Division One League, the country's second tier football competition.

In his debut season, he quickly rose to prominence, showcasing his prowess by netting eight goals and providing five assists in just 13 matches before the league was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

His sophomore season saw even more impressive numbers, with Issahaku notching an impressive 12 goals and 12 assists in 14 league matches, along with earning eight well-deserved man of the match awards.

In 2021, his exceptional performances caught the attention of European teams, including Liverpool, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and Sporting CP, following his standout performance at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

In a significant move, he joined Dreams on loan until 2022 before eventually signing with Sporting CP in April 2022. The five-year contract with a release clause of 60 million euros put an end to transfer speculations, solidifying his commitment to Sporting CP.

Prior to the official signing, Issahaku had been training with Sporting CP's U-23 side since February. Due to his age and the ongoing season, he was unable to register with the first team until the 2022-23 season. His dedication and hard work led to his inclusion in the first-team squad for pre-season training and tour, showcasing his progress.

He made his pre-season debut against Royale Union, a Belgian side, and on 7 August 2022, he earned a place on the bench for Sporting CP's first match of the season. His long-awaited moment arrived when he made his debut, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute, in Sporting CP's commanding 3–0 victory over Rio Ave.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's journey from Steadfast FC to Sporting CP is a testament to his meteoric rise and promising future in the world of football.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku latest transfer news

Amidst the latest transfer buzz, Crystal Palace is reportedly gearing up to launch an initial bid of 10 million euros for the talented 19-year-old Ghanaian wonder-kid, Abdul Issahaku Fatawu, who currently plies his trade with Sporting CP.

Talks between the two clubs have already taken place, and Crystal Palace envisions Fatawu as a potential replacement for the departing Michael Olise, bound for Chelsea, according to GoalBallLive transfer expert Ekrem Konur reports.

However, the competition for Fatawu's signature doesn't end there, with Dutch powerhouse Ajax also in the mix. The Eredivisie giants view Fatawu as a potential solution should his compatriot Mohammed Kudus depart. Sporting CP's asking price of 17 million euros reportedly poses no obstacle for Ajax.

Meanwhile, AS Roma, guided by the watchful eyes of Jose Mourinho, have been meticulously observing Fatawu's progression, adding another intriguing layer to his evolving transfer narrative.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku International Career

Abdul Issahaku Fatawu of Ghana during the 2023 U23 Africa Cup of Nations
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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's international career showcases his remarkable progression and impact on Ghanaian football. He began his journey with the national under-17 team in 2018, managed by Karim Zito.

The team's notable run to the finals of the 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 Cup of Nations demonstrated his early promise.

Despite a heartbreaking loss to Nigeria in a penalty shootout, Issahaku's dedication remained unwavering. His leadership skills shone through as he captained the U-17 team in 2020, contributing to the 2021 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2020 WAFU Zone B U-17 Cup of Nations.

In a testament to his rapid development, Issahaku's outstanding performance earned him a spot in Ghana's under-20 squad at the age of 16.

His role in the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations was pivotal, where he not only helped secure victory but also garnered the honor of being named the Best Player of the Tournament. This accomplishment underscored his exceptional talent and potential.

His transition to the senior team was marked by a significant milestone in March 2021 when he received his first call-up under C.K. Akonnor. His inclusion in the Black Stars squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers demonstrated his rapid rise through the ranks.

Notably, he showcased his prowess with a free-kick goal against Uzbekistan, receiving acclaim for his standout performance.

Fatawu's debut for the senior team in September 2021 against Zimbabwe marked another defining moment in his international career. As the youngest player in the Ghanaian team and one of the youngest at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, his presence and contributions didn't go unnoticed.

On 27 September 2021, Fatawu scored his debut goal for the Ghana senior team against Nicaragua, cementing his arrival on the international stage. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's journey from youth teams to the senior national team mirrors his unwavering determination and skill, positioning him as a rising star in Ghanaian and global football.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku honours

Ghana U17

  • WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations runner-up: 2018

Ghana U20

  • Africa U-20 Cup of Nations: 2021

Individual

  • Africa U-20 Cup of Nations Best Player: 2021
  • Africa U-20 Cup of Nations Best XI: 2021
  • Odartey Lamptey Future Star Award: 2021
  • SWAG Discovery of the Year: 2021
  • Ghana Premier League Player of the Month: November 2021

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku market value

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's market value trajectory reflects his rapid ascent and burgeoning reputation within the footballing world. Presently valued at €4.00 million, he has reached the pinnacle of his highest market value. On a global scale, he ranks at an impressive 2,138 among all players.

In the Liga Portugal, he ranks at number 65 among all players within the league. His contributions within Sporting CP have not gone unnoticed either, securing the 15th spot among all players at the esteemed club. Among all players hailing from Ghana, Issahaku secures an admirable rank of 21.

Positionally, as a right winger, he solidifies his standing as a formidable talent, ranking 171 among all players in this role. Additionally, his birth year places him at a noteworthy 40th position among players born in the year 2004.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku net worth and salary

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku of Ghana during the 2021 AFCON finals
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Abdul Fatawu Issahaku's financial standing reflects his promising career trajectory. With an estimated net worth of $500,000, he's already making a mark. Sporting Lisbon pays him around $6,000 in salary, while his $58 million release clause underscores his potential.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku girlfriend

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku maintains a private personal life and is currently not married. Reports indicate that he does not have a girlfriend at this time.

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.