Edi Sonko on the move
Thursday, July 10, 2008
English League One club, Tranmere Rovers, have signed Gambian international winger Edrissa Sonko on a one-year deal, Observer Sports can reveal.
The 28-year-old forward, who can play on either wing or in the centre of midfield, joined Walsall last summer and made 37 appearances before the club opted not to renew his contract at the end of the season.
Speaking on the Tranmere website, Sonko stated: "I had the choice of three or four clubs but I saw Tranmere as a progressive and ambitious club. I think my speed and directness will add pace to the team."
Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore said: "I'm delighted to sign Edrissa, he's a talented player. He has bags of pace and the tricks to beat a defender, he's played across Europe and at international level."
Sonko began his career at Real de Banjul, before moving to Belgian first division side Anderlecht in 1999. He moved to Dutch side Roda JC in 2000 before having a short spell at Greek side Xanthi in 2007.
Sonko, who scored 7 goals in his 14 international appearances for Gambia, is hoping to make his debut in Tranmere Rovers’ Saturday friendly against Liverpool.
Author: by Nanama Keita