U.S. Under-20 national team forward Emmanuel Sabbi announced Tuesday that he has completed a move to UD Las Palmas of La Liga.
Sabbi, 18, had committed to attend the University of Akron but will instead continue his career in Spain.
The Italian-born attacker will join last season's 11th-place finisher in Spain's top flight. The club is based in the Canary Islands and opened this season with a 4-2 win at Valencia on Monday.
I am very happy to announce that I have officially signed with UD Las Palmas in La Liga. I am very blessed for this opportunity, I want to thank UD Las Palmas for giving me the opportunity to showcase my hard work. I want to thank Nike for also giving me the chance to be part of a great family. I am eager to start my career for this great team and city. God is the reason, time to work harder than ever. Thanks to my family, including those who helped with this opportunity and all my love ones. Highly blessed! #blessed #udlaspalmas #nikeathlete #family #support #grancanaria