HARRISON, N.J. (July 28, 2017) – The New York Red Bulls have completed the transfer of forward Muhamed Keita from Polish side Lech Poznan, pending receipt of his ITC, the club announced today. Keita has received his P-1 Visa.
“We are excited to welcome Muhamed to our club,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “He is an experienced player that has the ability to play as a forward, or on either wing. We think that his skill set can transfer well to MLS and fit our style of play.”
Keita, 26, began his professional career with Stromsgodset in Norway, graduating from the youth system to the senior team in 2007. He made 125 appearances for the club between 2008 and 2014, when he moved to Poznan. He then spent time on loan with Stabaek in 2015, where he was coached by Bob Bradley. Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett spent four years as an assistant on Bob Bradley’s coaching staff with the Chicago Fire.
Following his time at Stabaek in 2015, Keita was loaned back to Stromsgodset, spent more time at Stabaek, and played for Velerenga Oslo in 2017. In all, he has totaled 212 professional appearances, with 36 goals and 20 assists.
Keita was born in Gambia, but has represented Norway at youth international levels. During his career, he has won the Polish Championship, the Norwegian Championship and the Norwegian Cup.
Transaction: New York Red Bulls complete transfer of Muhamed Keita from Lech Poznan, pending receipt of his ITC, on July 28, 2017.
DOB: September 2, 1990
Hometown: Banjul, Gambia
Previous Club: Lech Poznan