Portsmouth have confirmed the signing of Gassan Ahadme on a season-long loan from Norwich City.
The highly-rated 20-year-old has recently been on trial with the League One side, and his successes on the pitch and training ground have earned him a move to the set-to-be promotion-chasing club.
The Moroccan youth international joined Norwich after a trial period in January 2019. Born in Spain, Ahadme was playing amateur football in Spain at the time, but his successful spell with Norwich helped him pave a way into the professional game, albeit at youth-team level.
The striker has proven to be an excellent scorer of goals within Norwich’s youth-team set up, netting seven times in 18 appearances.
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It seems that the 20-year-old’s ability to find the back of the net has advanced during this pre-season. The forward netted a hat-trick in Portsmouth’s 5-2 win over Havant & Waterlooville last week, and yesterday he proved himself against Championship opposition by scoring twice in a 3-3 draw with Bristol City.
Ahadme’s successful trial period has afforded him with a full season in a first-team environment – an excellent opportunity for the young forward to progress his career further.
With the talented forward securing a deal at Fratton Park, we take a look at how some Portsmouth fans have reacted to the news…
He’s done very well in preseason. The real stuff will be a different challenge but he seems to be useful
— Mr L (@Lawro77) July 20, 2021
— Dawn Roberts (@DawnRoberts1) July 20, 2021
Oh what a night
— Man With Beard ⚡️ (@RyanHudson2009) July 20, 2021
Took you long enough. Welcome Gassan! Let's hope he gets his chance with us
— Lyndsay❤️❤️❤️❤️ (@Up_In_Lights13) July 20, 2021
Absolutely brilliant news well done Danny Cowley and everyone concerned. Welcome to Pompey Gasson, I hope you will be happy and successful here.
— Lin Warner (@Lin_Pompey) July 20, 2021
Good news let’s hope he can take his pre season into the league and we have a consistent goal scorer this season
— mitchel waudby (@mitchwaudby) July 20, 2021
Lad looks promising
— RMi (@RMi14123362) July 20, 2021
Get to the play offs ! Where’s the ambition Gassan 😉
— Adrian Parish (@AdrianParishUK) July 20, 2021