Copenhagen star Mohamed Daramy signs new contract ahead of Celtic meeting

By David Walton

January 17, 2020

In-demand Copenhagen youngster Mohamed Daramy has signed a new contract with the club ahead of their Europa League clash against Celtic.

Copenhagen announced on their website last night that the youngster had tied himself to Denmark until the summer of 2023.

The likes of Leipzig, AC Milan, and Borussia Dortmund were all linked with a move for the forward before the new contract had been signed (BT). 90 Min also reported back in November that we were even looking at him too.

Copenhagen’s Mohamed Daramy (Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Daramy will be available to play against Celtic in the Europa League in February. The youngster has been an integral part of Stale Solbakken’s squad, and has made 20 appearances this season whilst scoring three goals (Transfermarkt).

Daramy can play anywhere across the front-line. He’s primarily a centre-forward, but can also play on either side. He’s sure to be one of their bigger threats in the clash next month.

Solbakken pleased to tie down “big talent”

It’s fair to say that Solbakken himself has been pleased with this one. Speaking on his club’s official website, he said the following on Daramy’s signature:

“We are very happy that we, together with Mohamed, have reached the conclusion that it is best for his development to stay in FCK, because he could easily have gone to a foreign club already.

“He is undoubtedly a very big talent, and during this season he has progressed towards a more mature FCK-player. Besides his obvious offensive skills, he has also proven that he has the tactical and defensive discipline it takes to play for FCK.”

Copenhagen manager Stale Solbakken (Boris Streubel – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Daramy, of course, isn’t the only player Celtic will have to watch out for next month. Pieros Sotiriou is the standout attacker. He’s the club’s top scorer with 13 goals, with Michael Santos and Jonas Wind also worth watching (Transfermarkt).

But Daramy’s stay at the club is a real boost for the Danish champions. It looked as though there was a fair chance the 18-year-old could’ve left. Now, it looks like he’ll be lining up against the Hoops.

Yet this could also be a good opportunity for ourselves too. It gives Celtic and their scouts the chance to see Daramy first-hand, and see whether an offer should potentially be put forward in the future.