By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Augsburg confirm signing of new striker

FC Augsburg have strengthened up front with the signing of Samuel Essende.


26-year-old striker Samuel Essende has joined FC Augsburg from Portuguese side FC Vizela.

The Congolese international has signed a contract with the Bundesliga outfit until 2028.

“I’m really looking forward to my time at FC Augsburg and in the Bundesliga. The management at FCA have invested a lot of effort into recruiting me and have offered me a very exciting opportunity. The Bundesliga is a great league and I’m looking forward to playing here,” Essende said.

Augsburg sporting director Marinko Jurendic added:

“Samuel is an athletic striker who will add more variety to our forward play with his pace and dynamism. He has made steady progress over the past few years and is now a full international. He will now take the next step into a top five league with Augsburg. We’re looking forward to working with Samuel and wish him every success at FCA.”

Essende, a former Paris Saint-Germain youth player, scored 16 goals in 35 matches for FC Vizela last season.

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