Bernard Tekpetey stays at Ludogorets Razgrad
Bernard Tekpetey has joined Ludogorets Razgrad on a permanent deal. The Ghanian forward had originally moved there on a two-year loan deal last summer, but the Buglarian champions have now agreed to sign him permanently. The 23-year-old’s contract at Schalke would have run until 2023.
“This transfer makes a lot of sense for all parties. Bernard has settled in really well at Ludogorets and won the title with them last season. Letting him go permanently was also beneficial to us financially. We would like to wish Bernard all the best for the future,” said sporting director Rouven Schröder.
Tekpetey joined Schalke’s U23s in 2016 and went on to play twice in the Bundesliga and once in the UEFA Europa League for the first team. During his five years under contract at the club, he also spent time on loan at SCR Altach, SC Paderborn and Fortuna Düsseldorf, as well as at Ludogorets.