Done Deal: Jackson Muleka joins Standard Liege

By Angu Lesley

Football Writer, 

TP Mazembe’s most sort-after striker Jackson Muleka Kyanvubu has completed a switch to Belgian Jupiler Pro League outfit Standard Liege on a four-year-deal plus an option for another year.

The player confirmed the transfer this Wednesday, August 12, ending all speculations linking him to Clubs all-over the world.

The deadly finisher confirmed the switch via a Facebook message.

“I had a discussion with the president of TP Mazembe (Moise Katumbi) a conversation with Standard officials, we decided it was time for a new challenge. We have reached an agreement. I thank the president for granting my wish. Special thanks to the supporters. I am waiting for my Visa to join my new team mates,” Muleka wrote.

The 20-year-old star whose career is still at the embryonic stage had been linked with a move to the French Ligue 1, the Turkish Super, the Egyptian Premier League Clubs amongst others.

Standard Liege with a long-lasting transfer tie with TP Mazembe have laughed last in the Tug-of-war for Muleka

The Libumbashi-native came through the Academy of TP Mazembe, Ecofoot Katumbi.
He progressed gradually to the first team since 2017.

Last season, he scored nine goals in 15 appearances for TP Mazembe helping them to the title and the quarter-final of the CAF Champions League.

Muleka is already a full international for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He has been capped on seven occasions from which he has scored three goals.

Mazembe had reportedly turned-down a €2 Million offer for his services.

In such circumstances, this Pan-African Sports News Agency can deduce that Standard Liege have paid more or presented a better football project and Mazembe must have included a resale benefit in the deal.

The player will leave Congo in the days ahead.

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