“A step too short but intense yellow” - Las Palmas bids Farewell to Wakaso

Published on: 11 July 2016

Spanish La liga side Las Palmas have bided farewell to Black Stars midfielder Mubarak Wakaso who left the club after a short term to join Greek side Panathinaikos on a three year deal.

Wakaso Mubarak leaves the yellow entity, after a season on loan in which the affection of a large part of the fans was won. The Ghanaian player marches toward Panathinaikos where he will play for the first time in the Greek league.

The 26 year old who played a key role in helping Ghana reach the Africa Cup of Nations final in Gabon next year, as well as the group phase of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia had been with Rubin Kazan since 2013 but spent periods on loan at both Celtic and Las Palmas during that time.

Last season Wakaso played a total of 22 league games for Spanish side Las Palmas and scored a goal in La Liga. Upon his departure, Las Palmas revealed how impactful the left footed midfielder had been to the team’s campaign. “Wakasa progressed as time passed by to get into good shape like his peers. Only injuries could slow applause from the stands for the charismatic midfielder who won the hearts of many with his play. The club had valued his services for next season, but the high cost of the operation prevented any agreement.” “Leaving the club is a player who will not go down the annals of the history of it, but it will be remembered with great affection by the yellow fans.” According to a statement from the club.

Wakaso is set to begin the 2016/2017 campaign in Greece after completing his move to Panathinaikos. With experience of having played for Espanyol, Elche, Villarreal and Celtic, the Ghanaian is expected to boost Panathinaikos as they look to reclaim their glory days both on the domestic scene and in Europe.