Chrisantus Macauley joins HJK Helsinki from Real Murcia

The former Nigeria junior international has teamed up with the Finnish team with the aspiration of reviving his fading professional career

Former Nigeria youth international, Chrisantus Macauley has joined HJK Helsinki from Spanish side Real Murcia.

The 2007 Fifa U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner’s professional career has been far from impressive after he was released by Hamburger in 2012.

Last season, Chrisantus scored nine goals in 24 appearances for Real Murcia in Segunda Division B.

He will feature for the reigning Finnish champions for 12 months with an option for another year should he impress at the Telia 5G –areena.

“Nice to come to the Club. The sun shines and is a good sign. I'm going to do a lot of goals,” said Macauley.

HJK’s director of football Juno Rantala is pleased with the arrival of the 27-year-old to the club as they prepare for next season.

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“Chrisantus is a very good striker who can play on the ground too,” Rantala told club website.

“Macky has done good things in quite a lot of clubs and we believe that HJK is an environment in which he is able to develop further.

“In this way, we get more competition and alternatives to our attacking department, and of course our team is already taking shape ahead of next season. In addition, Macky is a positive and cheerful person, which is always a good thing.”