Hajduk Split close to signing Gambia U20 winger

Pa Omar Babou

Croatian top-tier club HNK Hajduk Split are closing in on a move for Gambia U20 winger Pa Omar Babou, it has been revealed.

According to sources close to deal, Hajduk Split are hopeful of completing a deal for the Gambia U20 vice-captain in the coming days as they see him as a prospect.

He is currently in Gambia training ahead of a move to Hajduk, who have Scorpions international Hamza Barry in their ranks.

The 18-year-old is currently a free agent after his contract with Israeli Liga Leumit (second-tier) club Ironi Ramat HaSharon ended at the end of June.

The former Banjul United teenager impressed with 23 goals in 26 youth-team appearances for Ramat HaSharon last season.

It is understood negotiations with the player’s agent Jacky Dahan have progressed and a deal is understood to be close.