Red Bulls forward Anatole Abang will be doing his goal-scoring in Finland, at least through July 15. (Kelly L. Cox/USA TODAY Sport)

Loan deals can work both ways for Major League Soccer clubs.

Last month the Red Bulls acquired Norwegian international forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen on loan from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

On Tuesday, they loaned forward Anatole Abang to Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (SJK Seinajoki) in Finland.

The Red Bulls terminated Abang’s loan with Hobro IK in Denmark and signed a new loan agreement with the Finnish side through July 15. SJK has an option to extend the loan through 2018.

The 20-year-old Abang has scored four goals in 25 appearances for New York since joining the club in 2005.

The 6-1, 160-lb. native of Cameroon tallied four times and added one assist in only 392 minutes of action over 17 matches and three starts in 2015. He also scored in the Eastern Conference final series against the Columbus Crew in 2015.

He did not score in eight appearances last season before his first loan.

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