Nashville SC Land Midfielder Hany Mukhtar from Brondby IF

Hany Mukhtar with Brondby. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock

Nashville SC continues to build their roster ahead of their inaugural MLS season in 2020. The Athletic’s Jeff Rueter and Sam Stejskal report that the team has secured the services of attacking midfielder Hany Mukhtar, whom they signed to a designated player contract.

Nashville acquired Mukhtar from Brondby IF, sending $2.85 million to Danish powerhouse as part of the transfer. They also paid $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) to Seattle Sounders in order to acquire the player’s MLS rights.

Since Nashville won’t play MLS games in 2019, Mukhtar will remain with Brondby until the end of the year.

Hany Mukhtar started his professional career with Hertha BSC, where he made 17 appearances in Bundesliga between 2012 and 2015. Mukhtar then left Germany to join Portuguese giants Benfica but spent the majority of his time with the club on loans.

In 2017, Mukhtar signed a four-year contract with Brondby, where he managed to get his career back on track. During his time in Denmark, he played a total of 106 games in the national competition and UEFA Europa League, contributing with 24 goals and five assists.

On the international level, Mukhtar played for all Germany’s youth categories but still hasn’t received a call-up to the senior team.