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Abu signs on loan from Southampton

1 February 2024

Club News

Abu signs on loan from Southampton

1 February 2024

Harrogate Town AFC are delighted to confirm the loan capture of 20-year-old Southampton right back Derrick Abu.

The German born, former England U17 international joins until the end of the 2023/24 season and is available for Saturday’s trip to Stockport County.

Speaking on the defender’s arrival, Manager Simon Weaver said: “We are delighted to get Derrick signed up on loan. He comes from Southampton and our recent record of players from there has been really good. 

"He is an athletic full-back who can get up and down the pitch. He is an exciting player to watch, has great technical ability and speaking to him today we get the sense that he is ready to take this opportunity with both hands."

Born to Nigerian parents, Abu moved to England at the age of two, before he was scouted by Premier League giants Chelsea at age 11.

Abu would sign a professional contract with The Blues in February 2021, before joining Southampton upon the expiry of his Chelsea contract in Summer 2023.

We would like to welcome Derrick to the club and look forward to seeing him in the yellow and black.

The transfer is subject to EFL / FA approval. 


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