21-year-old striker acquired by Austin FC via transfer from Ligue 2 club Grenoble Foot 38; Djitté has featured for Grenoble and Swiss Super League side FC Sion
Austin, Texas– Austin FC today announced the signing of Senegalese forward Moussa Djitté via transfer from French Ligue 2 side Grenoble Foot 38 on a multiyear contract through 2024, plus an additional option year. Pending visa and receipt of his ITC, the 21-yearold Djitté will occupy an MLS U22 Initiative roster spot. In accordance with Club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to welcome Moussa to Austin FC,” commented Claudio Reyna, Austin FC Sporting Director. “He is an ascending and promising young player with a bright future ahead of him. As the Club continues to work on adding quality players to the roster, we believe Djitté is ready to contribute in the immediate term.”
“I want to thank Austin FC for giving me this opportunity,” commented Djitté. “I am eager to represent Austin and play in front of the amazing supporters and environment at Q2 Stadium.”
Djitté (pronounced “jee-TEH”) joins Austin FC after making 67 appearances (46 starts) with French Ligue 2 side Grenoble Foot 38 (2019-21), including 60 Ligue 2 appearances, two (2) Playoff matches, three (3) Coupe de France matches and two (2) Coupe de la Ligue matches. During his tenure with GF38, Djitté scored 15 goals and added two (2) assists.
Prior to joining Grenoble, the Diatouma, Senegal, native spent the 2018-19 season with twotime Swiss Super League Champions and 13-time Swiss Cup Winners FC Sion, making 25 appearances (16 starts) and scoring four (4) goals across all competitions. The striker started his professional career at Senegal Premier League side ASC Niarry Tally. At the international level, Djitté has featured for the Senegal U-20 and U-23 National Teams.
Transaction: Austin FC acquires Moussa Djitté as an MLS U22 Initiative player via transfer from Grenoble Foot 38 on June 30, 2021 on a multiyear contract through 2024, plus an additional option year.
Moussa Djitté Player Details
Name: Moussa Djitté (pronounced “jee-TEH”)
Born: October 4, 1999
Born: Diatouma, Senegal