The Anatolian Eagle boosted their attacking choices with the signing of the DR Congo worldwide on Wednesday
Turkish Super Lig membership Konyaspor have confirmed the signing of former Standard Liege winger Paul Jose Mpoku on a two-year contract with the choice of a 12 months extension.
The transfer marked a return to Europe for the 29-year-old who spent the final one and a half years within the United Arab Emirates with Al Wahda.
Mpoku left Al Wahda on the finish of the 2020-21 season the place he performed 20 matches with 5 targets to his identify within the Arabian Gulf League.
The DR Congo worldwide turns into the second African star in Ilhan Palut’s workforce after Uganda’s Farouk Miya.
“We signed a 2+1 year contract with Democratic Congolese Paul Jose Mpoku,” the Super Lig membership introduced on their web site.
“Continuing its switch efforts, our İttifak Holding Konyaspor has lastly agreed with the Democratic Congolese nationwide soccer participant Paul Jose Mpoku, who performed within the United Arab Emirates workforce Al-Wahda.
“On behalf of our membership, Suleyman Oguz, one in every of our chief executives, and Ali Camgiz, one in every of our board members, attended the signing ceremony held at MEDAS Konya Metropolitan Stadium.
“Paul Jose Mpoku, who plays in the wing, number 8 and 10 positions, will wear the number 40 jersey for our team.”
Mpoku has loved a nomadic profession with earlier stints at Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient, Cagilari, Chievo and Panathinaikos.
During his keep at Standard Liege, the 29-year-old received the Belgian Cup within the 2017-18 season and he helped the Reds end as First Division A runner-up within the 2013-14 and 2017-18.
Although he performed for Belgium youth groups, Mpoku later pledged his worldwide allegiance to Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015 and he performed for the Leopards on the 2015 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Egypt respectively.
He is the brother of recent Arsenal signing Albert Sambi Lokonga.