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GC ZURICH SIGN SHABANI AND DADASHOV
[Translate to English:] Shabani und Dadashov zu GC.
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    • 07 / 09 / 22
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GC ZURICH SIGN SHABANI AND DADASHOV

Grasshopper Club Zurich is pleased to announce that it has signed attacking midfielder Meritan Shabani and striker Renat Dadashov. Both players arrive from Wolverhampton Wanderers and have signed a two-year contract with Grasshoppers, with an option for a further 12 months.

Meritan Shabani began his football career in Germany. Since 2006, he developed through the youth teams of FC Bayern Munich. In Munich, the 23-year-old attacking midfielder played more than 100 games with the U19 and U23 teams, scoring 26 goals and 19 assists. In 2018, he made his Bundesliga debut with the first team in a 4-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt. Most recently, he was under contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he gathered most of his playing time with the U23s. Shabani has already been training with the GC-team for the last three weeks and was able to convince the coaching staff with his qualities. He now joins Grasshoppers on a permanent deal until 2024.

Dadashov also started his career in Germany. The 23-year-old Azerbaijani striker with German passport played in the youth teams of RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt. The 1.86m tall centre forward had already joined GC two years ago, but was unable to play any official matches with Grasshoppers due to a cruciate ligament injury. Most recently, the German-born striker was loaned to CD Tondela, with whom he played 30 games in Portugal’s first division. Dadashov also belongs to the squad of the Azerbaijani national team which he represented in 16 matches. Now, with the signing of a contract until 2024, he gets another chance to prove his untapped potential in Zurich.

"With Shabani and Dadashov, we are signing two players with distinct technical qualities that can lead to scoring opportunities at any time. Shabani has shown great potential in his first weeks with us and we are confident that, together with Dadashov, he will significantly strengthen our offence," said Sporting Director Bernt Haas.

Grasshopper Club Zurich welcomes Meritan Shabani and Renat Dadashov to Zurich and looks forward to working with them.

  • [Translate to English:] Dadashov ist ein Hopper.
  • [Translate to English:] Shabani ist ein Hopper.
  • [Translate to English:] Dadashov ist ein Hopper.
  • [Translate to English:] Shabani ist ein Hopper.
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