Official | Augsburg sign Irvin Cardona and Kelvin Yeboah

Augsburg have announced the signings of Ivrin Cardona for €500k from Stade Brest and Kelvin Yeboah on loan from Genoa. 

Cardona signs a four-and-a-half-year contract at Augsburg and on his move, he said: “FC Augsburg have offered me a great chance to prove myself in Germany and the Bundesliga. I’m looking forward to this challenge because I’m convinced of the potential of the club. The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world and I’m looking forward to playing for FCA.” 

On the signing of the 25-year-old Augsburg sporting director, Stefan Reuter said: “We’ve always emphasised that we’ll actively keep an eye on the market and bring quality into the squad whenever an opportunity arises. In Irvin Cardona, we’re getting a rounded attacker who can offer head coach Enrico Maaßen several options going forward.”

Cardona played just 225 minutes across 10 Ligue 1 games for Brest this season, and failed to score, but offers a unique skillset. Meanwhile, has one goal and one assist in 11 games for Genoa this season, and will add pace to Augsburg’s attack, something they’ve been missing.

Yeboah has joined Augsburg on a loan for the rest of the season, on his loan the Italian said: “I knew that I only wanted to move to FCA after my discussions with the coach and club. The exciting and positive way that the coach likes to play matches my style, so I’m pleased that the deal is now complete. I want to play a part in a successful second half of the season and we want to play attractive football for the fans. I can’t wait to play in the WWK ARENA.”

Reuter also spoke on the acquisition of the 21-year-old: “Kelvin Yeboah is a young, versatile and quick attacker. He will give us another option in attack. He showed how good he is from counter-attacks during his time in Graz and showed a real eye for goal. He’s a great fit for our team and the way we want to play.”

Augsburg are currently 14th in the Bundesliga and are one point ahead of VfB Stuttgart who occupy the relegation playoff place. They restart their season against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.

GGFN | Jack Meenan  

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