Seejou King inks deal with Portuguese club

By Sulayman Bah

Uncapped Gambia footballer Seejou King has put final touches to his long proposed transfer to Portuguese second Seejou Kingtier club Despotivo Aves, Fororyaa Sport understands.

The left-back also able to operate at left wing and midfield, agreed terms with  Aves first in principle before undergoing a mandatory medical examination where doctors passed him fit.

Clube Despotivo Aves have no doubt over the Gambian’s potential after he starred thirty-two times for Sporting Lisbon’s reserves. But after breaking his ankle last season Despotivo’s board were unwilling to run a risk of signing a player without checking his vulnerability to injuries.

The 24-year-old, born of Gambian parentage in Denmark, got roughed up from behind while playing Cristiano Ronaldo’s former club Sporting Lisbon and had to leave the pitch on a stretcher in sheer devastation.

The defender joined Sporting reserves from Danish side Nordjaelland but did not get to make a first-team appearance with the A-team.