Ghanaian defender Maxwell Woledzi has disclosed why he opted to leave Nordsjaelland to join Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes, claiming it’s best club for his development.
The 20-year-old signed a new a long-term deal after successful negotiations and passing his medicals earlier this week
Lasts season, the highly-rated defender featured in 24 games in all competitions for the Danish side. Woledzi made 33 appearances for Nordsjaelland in total, having joined them in 2019, scoring once and providing one assist.
“I chose Vitória because I believe it is the best step for my development, that’s why I’m here,” he said as quoted by the club’s official website.
“When I heard about Vitória’s interest, I went to research the club, its history, and I quickly realized that it is a club that bets on young players.
He added, “I also looked at the example of Abdul Mumin, who is a player I really like, like an older brother, who has evolved a lot since he arrived in Guimarães. I also saw that they have very devoted fans, how they support the team and that will push me even more. I want the fans to see that I am a player who gives everything for this emblem.”
Woledzi becomes the third Ghanaian to play for the Portuguese top-flight team, following in the footsteps of Black Stars pair Gideon Mensah and Abdul Mumin.