Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Klagenfurt, have completed the signing of Dutch-born talented Ghanaian right-back Solomon Bonnah on the the Summer transfer deadline day.
The promising full-back joins the club a a five-year deal from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
“Solomon is a young, hungry, ambitious lad who can play on the right flank in both the back line and the attacking line. He is technically strong and has very good speed. We are convinced that he will continue to develop at Austria and we are happy to have tied him to us in the long term,” says Managing Director Sport Matthias Imhof.
Bonnah started in the youth of his hometown club AVV Zeeburgia, then at the age of nine he was accepted into the academy of Ajax Amsterdam and trained there before joining RB Leipzig in 2019. With the Saxons, he recommended himself with strong performances in the youth and was equipped with a professional contract.
After 45 games (two goals, six assists) in the junior Bundesliga and the UEFA Youth League, the 1.65 meter man was promoted to the squad by then head coach Jesse March (now Leeds United). Bonnah celebrated his premiere at the end of November 2021 in the Champions League in a duel with FC Brugge (5-0), a little later he also made his debut in the Bundesliga against Bayer Leverkusen (1-3). The Dutchman was also part of the professional squad under March’s successor, Domenico Tedesco, and played against Hansa Rostock (2-0) in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup, which Leipzig later won.
Bonnah, who will wear number 2 for the Violets, is a Netherlands U19 team player. At the age of 14 he wore his national kit for the first time against England (1:3). There are now 20 appearances (one goal) for the KNVB in his statistics. On Thursday, the last addition of the summer will start training.
“I am very happy that the move to Austria Klagenfurt worked out. Discussions with those responsible were very open and trusting. The club has big ambitions and I will always give everything to achieve the goals with the team. I can’t wait to get out there with the other guys and prove myself,” Bonnah said.