CF Montreal Acquires Kwadwo Opoku From LAFC
On Wednesday evening CF Montreal announced they had acquired Kwadwo Opuko from LAFC in exchange for $1,650,000 GAM money and $100,000 in 2024, while also securing another $100,000 for an international roster spot.
“We are very pleased with this acquisition. He is a young player who already possesses good experience in the league, notably having won the MLS Cup last year as a decisive player with LAFC,” said CF Montreal Vice-President and Chief Sporting Officer Olivier Renard. “He will offer us something different from our existing player pool, with his speed and one-on-one ability. It is a profile we’ve been lacking in our squad. I am convinced he will be able to continue his progression with us.”
Opuko comes to CF Montreal after winning the MLS Cup last season with LAFC. The 21-year-old from Ghana played 60 games with the club as a striker which included 35 starts.
He has played 3,254 minutes scoring nine goals and also adding seven assists. In the playoffs, he played four games scoring against Austin in the Western Conference Final last October.
Prior to coming to North America, he played with Attram De Visser Soccer Academy scoring 29 goals in 64 games. On the international stage, he has played for Ghana at the U-17 and U-20 levels.
He played in the 2017 U-17 African Cup of Nations in Gabon playing in two group stage matches. He is on an expiring contract and CF Montreal will need to resign him at the end of the season.