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Nashville SC signs first Designated Player

Brondby IF vs Esbjerg fB - Danish Superliga

BRONDBY, DENMARK - APRIL 28: Hany Mukhtar of Brondby IF in action during the Danish Superliga match between Brondby IF and Esbjerg fB at Brondby Stadion on April 28, 2019 in Brondby, Denmark. (Photo by Jan Christensen / FrontzoneSport via Getty Images)

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David Accam’s got himself a strike partner.

Nashville SC announced the signing of its first Designated Plater on Tuesday, about eight months away from its first Major League Soccer match.

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The player is German midfielder Hany Mukhtar, who will spend the rest of the season on loan to current club Brondby before moving to MLS full-time.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder also plays right and left wing, and represented Germany at nearly every youth level. Mukhtar also has Sudanese eligibility through his father..

He joined Hertha Berlin’s academy at age 7, and has been on the books for the German side as well as Benfica and Red Bull Salzburg.

Mukhtar made 10 appearances in the Bundesliga, and overall has 28 goals in 134 professional games. For Brondby, his stats amount to 26 goals and 34 assists in 120 appearances.

On the surface, Mukhtar is ready-made to be an upper level MLS player and deserving of DP status.

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