Midfielder Aboubakar Keita has joined Oud-Heverlee Leuven on a permanent basis.

The 21-year-old joins from FC Copenhagen, from whom he was on loan at Leuven for the second half of last season as the club climbed to safety.

Keita is a strong and powerful defensive midfielder who will make up a key core of players as Leuven look to push for promotion throughout the 2019-20 season.

Technical director Wim De Corte told the club website: “This is the first transfer for the coming season and this immediately matches the ambition that we have. Everyone has been able to determine that Keita is adding something extra. We are happy to bind a player with his qualities to OH Leuven for longer.” 

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