SJK coach Alexei Eremenko is pleased to have secured the services of the Ghanaian youngster.
The 20-year-old midfielder joins SJK from his Liberty Professionals with a one-year loan agreement.
‘’When I got to know him, I watched the videos and immediately noticed the qualities that interest me. Such are, for example, how he keeps the ball, how he responds to different situations, or how he is positioned. His young age was also noteworthy. He’s only 20 years old next summer. So he had a lot of potential and wanted to see him here with us. It is important to see the players, how they adapt and what they are as a human or professional.’’ says Alexei Eremenko, head coach of SJK.
‘’ When he came here, the first impression was good. It should be understood that he had a little time to adapt before the first game, but everything went well. I immediately saw potential in him and a strong desire to further develop as a footballer.
‘’At the end of last season, several midfield players left us and we are now in the construction phase. Jude fits our system well and he is also a very versatile player. A player who can play in addition to midfield in defense. It is only a good thing if the player has experience of several different places and roles. I think his size and heels fit well in our series. We need a length for the team.
‘’He has the right attitude for this. He already knew when he came that he had to give everything and that he did. He really wants to do things for his career. Some players come in half-life or bad attitude, even if they have a hard CV. However, I think it is their job to come here in good shape and ready to give everything. Jude Arthur has just shown the right attitude here.’’ Eremenko added.
The Ghanaian teen will officially play his first game on January 25th, when SJK start the Finnish Cup qualifying against the VPS at the Wallsport Arena.