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Ghanaian youth star Mohammed Fatau earns permanent place in Granada first team squad

Fatau Mohammed in action for Granada.

Fatau Mohammed in action for Granada.

Ghanaian youth midfielder Mohammed Fatau has taken his chance at Spanish side Granada FC and his now considered a first team regular after impressing in recent games.

The 21-year-old arrived at the San Mames as a second team player but has gradually warmed himself into Lucas Alcaraz’s first team.

Fatau, one of the three Ghanaians at Granada, came off the bench to play a cameo role against Osasuna at the Pamplona before impressing against Real Madrid in the Madrid derby two weeks ago.

Significantly, the Udinese player has fitted well into three different roles in midfield after replacing Hassan Yebda and Fran Rico who all play at different positions in midfield.

“It’s a dream because I didn’t think I would have the opportunity to play against teams like Real Madrid, Betis and Valencia. But the coach has helped me to show what I have inside,” he said.

Fatau was signed by Udinese in 2011 but joined Cádiz and San Roque on loan before joining Atletico Madrid’s second string side in a different loan

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