Italian football club Napoli has announced the signing of Pakistan origin female player Aqsa Mushtaq.
The 22-year-old Aqsa, who primarily plays as a midfielder, hails from Bradford in England.
According to the club’s official website, Mushtaq scored 13 goals in 17 games for Lenoir-Rhyne University in the United States during the 2019-20 season.
The midfielder, who will be donning the number 12 jersey in the 2020-21 season, also won the South Atlantic Conference Player award.
È UFFICIALE | ✍🏻💙
L'attaccante inglese Aqsa #Mushtaq (22 anni) giocherà con il Napoli Femminile!
La nuova arrivata proviene dalla Lenoir Rhyne University (Stati Uniti).
Welcome, Aqsa! 🇬🇧👋 pic.twitter.com/DVM8PkJ5e5
— Napoli Ladies ©️ (@NapoliLadies) August 11, 2020
Earlier, Italian football club Roma has been sold to a US business consortium Friedkin Group for around $700 million.
In a statement, Roma said that the club agreed with The Friedkin Group for the sale of the club, saying “the Transaction is valued at approximately Euro 591,000,000.”
“I am pleased to confirm we have reached an agreement with The Friedkin Group for the sale of AS Roma,” Italian club’s president Jim Pallotta said.
Pallotta added that the parties signed contracts and will work to complete the legal process in the upcoming days.
“All of us at The Friedkin Group are so happy to have taken the steps to become a part of this iconic city and club. We look forward to closing the purchase as soon as possible and immersing ourselves in the AS Roma family,” The Friedkin Group CEO Dan Friedkin said.
The Friedkin Group is a private business and investment consortium based in Houston, Texas and is “one of the world’s largest independent Toyota distributors.”
According to the popular business magazine Forbes, US businessman Dan Friedkin, 55, has a $4.1 billion net worth.
One of the popular football clubs in Europe, Roma won the top-tier Italian Serie A title for three times in 1942, 1983 and 2001.
The team bagged nine Italian Cups in history. Roma last earned this trophy in 2008.