HARRISON, N.J. -The Red Bulls have added Ghanaian international forward Samuel Tetteh on loan from Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga, the team announced Tuesday.
Tetteh’s acquisition is pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.
The 24-year-old Tetteh will occupy an international slot on the roster through the end of the 2020 season with a club option to exercise a permanent transfer.
“Samuel is an exciting attacking player that our scouts have been following,” said Red Bulls head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a statement. “He is strong physically and technically, and plays with a lot of confidence. He’s got an intelligence in each phase of the game and we believe he’ll fit in well with our group.”
Tetteh has amassed more than 100 appearances across all competitions in Austria. After he signed with Red Bull Salzburg from West African Football Academy in the summer of 2016, the forward was loaned to FC Liefering, in Austria’s second division. Tetteh had a strong first season with Liefering, tallying 10 goals and five assists in 20 appearances.
“Samuel is a very interesting attacking player,” Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas said. “He’s intelligent, he can create on his own and can stretch back lines with his speed. We know that Samuel has big potential and we are excited to get to work with him.”
Tetteh was loaned out to LASK, a First Division Austrian club, in the Winter of 2018. He recorded 19 goals and 15 assists in 86 appearances across all competitions over 4,391 minutes. Tetteh appeared in all four of LASK’s 2019-20 UEFA Champions League qualifying matches, recording two assists in 248 minutes played.
“I am excited to be joining the New York Red Bulls,” Tetteh said. “I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and the fans and hopefully we can achieve great things together.”
Tetteh also has played for the Ghana national team, accruing one goal in six appearances. He made his Ghana debut in a second round second leg of Africa’s World Cup qualifiers Nov. 17, 2015.