Nigerian midfielder, Alhassan Yusuf has agreed to join Belgian Pro League club, Royal Antwerp from IFK Goteborg, reports.

Born in Kano, Nigeria, Yusuf was taken abroad by Tiki Taka football group where he impressed in a tournament.

Alhassan Yusuf was on the radar of Premier League clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United and Leicester City in the past.

‘Hasse’, a dynamic ball winner has been widely compared to Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.

Last season was a very disappointing campaign for IFK Goteborg – a 12th finish, their lowest in 18 years – but even at that the Nigerian ace shone.

Only three other players in the Allsvenskan – the Swedish top league – made more than his 1828 passes with an 89.6% completion rate.

The FC Hearts product was a consistent performer – 26 appearances in the 2019 season and 28 matches last season.

Fears over work permit to scuppered a move to the English top flight as he is yet to be capped at full international level.

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