- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) - Hamburg says it has signed Gambian refugee Bakery Jatta on a three-year contract.

Jatta turned 18 a week ago, which allowed him to sign a professional deal. He already had been training with the first team.

Jatta fled his homeland in 2015 and arrived in northern Germany via Italy. He joined a football academy in Bremen, and convinced Hamburg’s staff to trial him.

He can play in several attacking positions. Jatta says he had never played in a club before.


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