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Former Werder Bremen striker sets to join Madura United

Former Werder Bremen forward Boubacar Sanogo is set to join Madura United on a permanent basis and could make his debut as soon as this week.

After a moderate start to the new season of Liga 1, Madura are currently sitting at the 9th place on the table.

However, with the addition of Boubacar Sanogo, the club hopes to improve their front line and league position.

Speaking to Goal Indonesia, Madura manager Haruna Soemitro is confident that the deal is basically done.

“The talks with Boubacar (Sanogo) are final, the registration process has been done last night, just waiting for the medical check-up result to make sure he is with Madura United,” said Haruna Soemitro.

“It’s 99.9 percent Sanogo with this team,” he added.

The club president, Achsanul Qosasi confirmed the same news and expected much from the former Ivory Coast international.

“Hopefully [he] can adapt quickly to the weather of Indonesia and also with the atmosphere of Indonesian football.

“When he plays against Persija Jakarta later, he could prove that he is worthy of Madura United,” Achsanul added.

Boubacar Sanogo plied his trade in Germany and France with the likes of FC Kaiserslautern, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, 1899 Hoffenheim and AS Saint-Étienne.

During the summer of 2015, Sanogo signed for Indian Super League side NorthEast United, but he was ruled out for the entirety of the 2015 Indian Super League season after suffering a quadriceps tear in training.