French striker Yaya Sanogo (30) has joined Armenian side Urartu FC for a six-month deal. The 2013 U20 World Cup winner, playing with the likes of Paul Pogba, Jordan Veretout, Alphonse Areola or Florian Thauvin, was a free agent since a six-month stint at Championship side Huddersfield eighteen months ago. Sanogo signed for Arsenal in 2013 after having caught the eye of many top French clubs for his performances with Auxerre.
❗️OFFICIAL STATEMENT: YAYA SANOGO— Urartu FC (@UrartuFC) January 27, 2023
🖊️📄 We are happy to announce that Urartu football club has a new signing. The club signed a contract with the French forward Yaya Sanogo.#UrartuFC • #WelcomeSanogo #LetsGoLions pic.twitter.com/vOfBKFWusD
With Arsène Wenger’s Gunners, he never lived up to the expectations and was loaned to Crystal Palace, Ajax and Charlton. In 2017, Sanogo signed a three-year deal with Toulouse on a free transfer. He found some of his groove back and scored 16 goals in 72 games played. He signed as a free agent for the Terriers for a six-month deal but he failed to find the net in nine games played. Sanogo then returned to Toulouse, where he trained with the reserves squad to stay fit and game-ready. Last fall, he failed a trial with newly-promoted Ligue 2 side Stade Lavallois and was bound for another full season on the fringe, until Armenian side Urartu FC came knocking.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval