Socceroos star Awer Mabil seals a free transfer to La Liga side Cadiz after helping the Aussies qualify for the World Cup – and now he’s targeting ANOTHER shock… by beating Real Madrid at the Bernabéu!
- Socceroos star Awer Mabil has sealed his move to Cadiz in La Liga
- The 26-year-old helped Australia reach this year’s World Cup in Qatar
- He joined the Spaniards after seven years with Danish side FC Midtjylland
Less than a fortnight after helping the Socceroos reach the World Cup in Qatar, winger Awer Mabil has signed a four-year contract to ply his trade in the Spanish La Liga next season.
Mabil, who scored in the penalty shootout victory over Peru in Doha, announced in his hometown of Adelaide on Friday afternoon that he had joined Cadiz CF.
“It means everything to sign for Cadiz, to go to La Liga… it’s a dream come true for me and my family,” Mabil said.
Socceroos star Awer Mabil has signed a four-year deal with LaLiga side Cadiz
“I’m really, really excited and can’t wait.”
The 26-year-old former Adelaide United striker spent last season on loan with Turkish club Kasimpasa, having made more than 100 appearances in Denmark with FC Midtjylland since 2015.
Mabil played in the 2020-21 Champions League with the Danish club and joined an illustrious list of Australians who have scored in Europe’s top club competition.
Cadiz, based in the southwest of Spain, avoided relegation by one place and one point last season. They finished 17th out of 20 La Liga clubs after being promoted to the top flight in 2020 for the first time in 14 years.
After helping Australia qualify for the World Cup, the winger will play in Spain next year
“La Liga is one of the best leagues in the world and obviously has some of the best teams in the world in Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico,” added Mabil.
“I could never have imagined playing against them and now it’s like a reality.
“I just have to work hard now and win at the Bernabeu, it will be amazing…I will give my all to try and win games…but I’m looking forward to the challenges.”
Mabil could open his 2022-23 campaign against his Socceroos captain Maty Ryan, with Cadiz set to face Real Sociedad on August 14.