Gideon Baah signs for MLS side, New York Red Bulls

Gideon Baah signs for MLS side, New York Red Bulls

- New York Red Bulls announce signing of Gideon Baah

- Baah currently is waiting for his P1 Visa and ITC

- The club is excited over the player joining them and the club’s Sporting Director, Ali Curtis in a statement said they are ‘anxious’ t have him start

- Baah joined HJK in 2014

Gideon Baah signs for MLS side, New York Red Bulls

Gideon Baah

MLS side, New York Red Bulls announced on Tuesday that they have completed the transfer of Ghanaian defender Gideon Baah from Finnish side Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (HJK Helsinki).

The 24-year-old now awaits the completion of his ITC and P1 Visa and the club is excited to have the young but experienced player with them.

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"Gideon has all the characteristics we were looking for in a central defender," Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis said in a statement released by the club. "He fits our style of play extremely well and we are anxious to have him get started with our club."

The Ghana player who Red Bulls expects to step in for Matt Miazga who left for Chelsea in the January transfer window arrived in New York over the weekend for a medical before signing with the Red Bulls, who have in their fold another Ghanaian, Lloyd Sam.

The duo made their Black Stars debut in the Ghana versus Canada international friendly last October.

Baah started his career at Ghanaian club, Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League before moving on loan in early 2013 to FC Honka of the Veikkausliiga, the top division in Finland.

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HJK Helsinki in 2014, signed him on after an impressive season with Honka and he starred for them in four UEFA Champions League qualification matches for the club last summer, recording one goal and one assist.

SOURCE: MLSsoccer.com

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