SpVgg Greuther Fürth have signed defender Abdourahmane Barry after he impressed in a trial with the club.
The 20-year-old joins from Red Bull Salzburg’s feeder side FC Liefering, having played for Paris Saint-Germain’s youth teams as as a youngster, and has been given a two-year contract.
As a centre-back, he can be seen as the replacement for former captain Marco Caliguri, who retired at the end of last season after not being offered a new contract by the club.
Rachid Azzouzi, the club’s managing director of sport, said that they had been watching Barry for a long time, and he believes “he will be an intergal part of our team from now on.”
Coach Stefan Leitl adds that the Frenchman “is a dynamic player who also has the necessary robustness for the 2. Liga.” He feels he can also be useful on the right side of defence, with the club also short there following the departures of Maximilian Sauer and Felix Beijmo.
“I felt comfortable in the team from the very first second,” says Barry, who played against Unterhaching a few days ago before playing in a narrow defeat to Halle after signing on Wednesday. “I believe that there is an atmosphere here to develop well and perform well,” he added.