18-year-old Malaysian forward Luqman Hakim has signed a five year deal with Belgian first division side KV Kortrijk.
Luqman Hakim is widely considered to be one of the brightest young talents in Malaysia and has starred for the national U19 and U23 sides with excellent performances.
The forward also made it onto The Guardian’s ‘Next Generation 2019’ list, where he was recognized for his talent and enormous potential.
🔺WELCOME LUQMAN 🔺
🇲🇾 Hakim joins KV Kortrijk and signs a 5-year contract!
— KV Kortrijk (@kvkofficieel) August 6, 2020
KV Kortrijk are owned by Malaysian businessman and investor Vincent Tan, who also owns EFL Championship side Cardiff City.
Bringing a player of this age to Europe comes with a risk, but Malaysian fans will hope that it speeds up Luqman Hakim’s development and gives him the chance to play in a top European league.