Jan 21, 2014, 9:44 AM
Ousman Jarju is one of the most gifted and skillful Gambian youngsters the country has produced.
His magnificent performance during a fitness tournament organised by scouts from
Speaking to reporters in an interview at the Seaview Hotel, Jarju, who became the second Gambian player to make a sensational move to
The 19-year-old became the first Gambian player to sign for the Spanish giants on a two-year professional contract.
“I am happy to sign a contract with Athletico
Moving to one of the biggest and well established teams like Athletico
The 19-year-old added: “I love life in Athletico Madrid and they are a massive club with a lot of amazing players but I may consider moving to take up a new challenge away from the club so that I can play a regular first team football, which is not happening at the moment.”
Jarju’s move to the Spanish giants on a two-year professional contract was greeted with joy among the Gambian football fraternity as he has become one of the only two Gambian youngsters to sign for such a high profile football club, something he is definitely proud of.
After some eye-catching performance during the fitness tournament in
But he has since his highly excited switch to
“I would love to play in a more advance league than
Jarju, who expressed discomfort with life in
Shortly afterwards, the Bakau division two outfit Latdior came knocking and Jarju wasted no time in jumping at a prospect of joining the Bakau club, where he had a successful two-year stint with them.
He ended his two-year spell with Latdior and joined Steve Biko, where he managed to make a mark with the Bakau giant killers during his sojourn with them in the country’s top-flight football league.
The 19-year-old midfielder continues to make a big impact since his move to Steve Biko, which eventually saw him earn a call-up to the
He said he had chosen to play football at the expense of continuing his education due to his passion and admiration for the game.
Jarju arrived in The Gambia last week to join the rest of his teammates at the Seaview Hotel as the