The Montreal Impact acquired 18-year-old Nigerian striker Sunusi Ibrahim on a transfer from 36 Lion FC, the MLS club announced Tuesday.
Ibrahim signed a three-year contract with an option year for 2024. The deal will be confirmed upon receipt of his international transfer certificate and completion of a medical exam.
“The club is very happy to have completed the transfer of this young player, who is already part of his country’s U23 squad despite his young age,” Impact sporting director Olivier Renard said in a news release.
“It’s a great addition to the squad, especially considering several European clubs were very interested in him as well. Sunusi Ibrahim is a fast and powerful striker who can also play on the wings.”
With Nasarawa United in 2019, Ibrahim was the leading scorer in the Nigerian league’s first division with 10 goals in 22 matches.
Internationally, he appeared in three qualifying matches for Nigeria’s U23 squad at the U23 Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.