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Playing in Europe is a dream come true, says Poku

19:05 GMT+3 22/01/2018
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The Ghanaian striker says it's a dream come true as he is close to making his debut for the Eagles

Ghana striker Kwadwo Poku says it’s a dream come true to play in Europe after joining Russian side FC Anzhi Makhachkala from Miami FC in a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old had his first training session with the club on Sunday and says it is an honour to play at the same club where Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto'o once plied his trade.

“Moving to Europe is a new challenge for me, but it is also the embodiment of my long-standing dream, my goal," Poku told his club's website.

“I have always wanted to play in Europe and get to a new level. The transfer to Anzhi for me was great. It’s a good step for me and the best opportunity to achieve something more," he said.

He added: “I heard about Anzhi about five or six years ago, when Samuel Eto’o was playing here. I also know that my compatriot and soccer player of the Ghana team played here that is Jonathan Mensah. So it’s certainly an honour for me to be in this club.”

Poku made his debut for Ghana in a friendly match against Canada in 2015 and he is considered as one of the options to replace Asamoah Gyan who is nearing retirement.