EXCLUSIVE: Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan joined Finnish champions HJK on transfer deadline day

Published on: 02 September 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan joined Finnish champions HJK on transfer deadline day
Anthony Annan joined HJK Helsinki on transfer deadline day

Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan secured a one-year move to Finnish champions HJK Helsinki on the blind side of everyone on transfer deadline day.

The 28-year-old completed his move before the transfer window for almost all the European countries shut on by Monday midnight.

Annan had however arrived in Finnish capital to sign a one-year deal with HJK.

He thus joins compatriot Gideon Baah who has been an instant hit since arriving at the start of the season from Honka FC.

Annan’s move to HJK is his latest attempt to revive his career following a torrid three-year spell at German club Schalke 04.

His time with the Royal Blues proved unsuccessful, owing his problems predominantly to injuries.

He played for Vitesse and Osasuna on loan deals during his turbulent time at Schalke.

The German club decided against extending his contract when it expired at the end of last season.

He thus joins HJK as a free agent, his seventh club since his arrival in Europe with IK Start back in 2007.


  • Smoking Columbia
    says: 4 years ago
    Annan aka Pablo, my Stanley Aborah is back! One of my favorites players. Well, it is better than nothing. Just go prove your wealth and who knows, you will land a better deal in one of the outstanding clubs (it is never too late in life). Good luck, humble lion!!!
  • gwegwes
    says: 4 years ago
    Dat's de 'real deal' I pray 4 an injury free season 4 u
  • fish
    says: 4 years ago
    GSN fc has signed Saanie Diarra on two year loan to lie for corrupt GFA
  • johnny
    says: 4 years ago
    Nice to see him playing in europa league group stage!
  • lukas
    says: 4 years ago
    That means he will be finnish league champion after season and maybe finnish cup winner too, because HJK reach finnish cup final also... and helsinki plays in europa league too.. so i all i can say:. what a great opportunity for him!