Moussa Wague joins HNK Gorica from Barcelona as a defender

The 23-year-old Lion of Teranga has signed a contract with the Croatian team till June 2023 after leaving the Catalans.

In advance of the upcoming season, HNK Gorica has confirmed the signing of defender Moussa Wague from Barcelona.

The 23-year-old Senegal international will go from the Spanish powerhouse to the Croatian team under a contract that runs through June 2023.

Gorica announced on their social media platforms that they have added a new reinforcement in the form of 23-year-old Senegalese national team member Moussa Wague. “Based on a transfer deal between Barcelona and Gorica, he agreed to a contract that would last until June 2023.

Welcome to Gorica, Moussa!

Wague remarked in response after making the move: “I’m in fantastic shape and delighted to have this new opportunity. After almost two seasons without any formal games, I can’t wait to start playing again.

“Large stadiums and an exciting atmosphere are lovely, but they are not the most crucial factors. In football, it’s all about me; I want to support the team’s success.”

Barcelona has wished Wague luck and stated that an agreement has been reached for him to join Gorica.

“On their official website, the Catalans announced that Moussa [Wague] and Gorica of Croatia had signed an agreement. They also stated that Barcelona would earn a cut of any future sales of the Senegalese defender.

The club would like to formally thank Wague for his effort and dedication and to wish him luck in the future.

The statement went on to say: “In the summer of 2018, Moussa [Wague] joined the Barcelona reserves, but he also got to make his first team debut against Huesca on April 13, 2019.

He was given a regular spot in the senior team for the 2019–20 season as a result of his performance, but he didn’t get much playing time, therefore in January 2020 he was sent out on loan to Nice in France.

He was loaned out once more that year, this time to PAOK Salonika in Greece, but due to a catastrophic injury incurred there, he would be out for a protracted amount of time.

Wague was a member of the Senegal U20 team that competed in the 2015 Fifa U20 World Cup and placed fourth. On March 23, 2017, he faced Nigeria in an exhibition match that ended in a 1-1 tie.

In Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the right-back played for the Lions of Teranga. He took part in the first two group stage contests as well as the semifinal for a Senegal team that advanced to the championship game but fell to Algeria.

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