What has long been rumored around VfB Stuttgart was officially confirmed by the Swabians on Friday. Hamadi Al Ghaddioui leaves VfB and moves to Cyprus.
Al Ghaddioui has joined Paphos FC with immediate effect. This was announced by VfB Stuttgart. The club did not say anything about a transfer fee. In the summer of 2022, however, the contract of the 31-year-old attacker would have expired anyway.
“Hamadi has been an important factor in our squad both on and off the field in recent years. He played a large part in the direct promotion back to the Bundesliga and always behaved in the interests of the team even in phases with little playing time. Now is the time Hamadi the interesting opportunity to gain new experience abroad and, with the appropriate sporting success with Paphos in the league, to also play at European level. Against this background, we can understand his desire to change and have agreed to the transfer, “said sports director Sven Mislintat when the announcement was made of the deal on “vfb.dequoted. “We thank Hamadi for his commitment in the jersey with the chest ring and wish him all the best for the future.”
Striker meets an old friend from the days at VfB Stuttgart
The striker moved from Jahn Regensburg to VfB Stuttgart in 2019, where he scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 49 competitive games. Al Ghaddioui has scored three goals and provided two more assists in just 588 minutes of competitive play this season.
In Cyprus, Al Ghaddioui also meets an old acquaintance. He already played with Paphos defender Aílton at VfB Stuttgart.
In the first division of Cyprus, the club is currently fighting for participation in the master playoffs. With 22 points from 15 games, they are currently in sixth place. Only the first six teams qualify for the championship round.