Red Bulls II have signed defender Hassan Ndam to a USL Championship contract pending league and federation approval, the club announced Thursday.

Ndam, 23, signed with the Red Bulls on Jan. 31, 2017. In two seasons with the MLS club, he made four appearances with the first team. With Red Bulls II, he appeared in 58 matches, logged 4,947 minutes and scored three goals.

“We had the opportunity to bring Hassan in and we think that his experience, knowledge, and leadership will help the team continue to grow as the season continues,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a statement

At the end of the 2018 season, Ndam was selected by FC Cincinnati in the MLS expansion draft. He was loaned to the Charlotte Independence for the 2019 season, where he appeared in five matches and recorded 321 minutes. The following season, he appeared in 14 matches and logged 1,159 minutes for Miami FC on loan from FC Cincinnati.

“We are excited to have Hassan join the group. He has a good knowledge of the game and our system, and great physical tools,” Red Bulls II interim head Coach Ibrahim Sekagya said.

The Foumban, Cameroon, native most recently appeared in two matches for Orange County SC on a 25-day contract in June.