Ghanaian striker Malik Abubakari has joined Finnish giants HJK Helsinki on loan from Swedish side Malmo FF.
The 22-year-old will spend the rest of the season in Finland as he seeks regular play time.
“I had several options (loan clubs), but I had a very good conversation with the sports director and head coach (Toni Koskela). That discussion and the opportunity to play European games meant the most in decision-making. I am also proud to have joined the biggest club in Finland. I want to give everything to HJK – and also to its supporters!,” the lanky forward told the club’s website.
“I already watched HJK’s game (against RFS) when I was in the gym. I made observations about the team and involved myself in attacking situations. It was also a good sign for me that I was already very emotionally involved while watching the game – especially when the situation was 2–0 [and HJK was about to be relegated],” he added.
Abubakari, a promising forward has capped eight times in the Swedish Allsvensakn this season, scoring two goals for Malmo FF.