Cagliari Calcio is pleased to announce that it signed from Fiorentina the player Alfred Duncan, who moves to Sardinia on loan with an option to definitive transfer.
Born in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on March 10th 1993, he began his career in the Inter Youth Academy. With the Nerazzurri, he won the Primavera scudetto and the Next Gen Series, forerunner of the UEFA Youth League: both medals were in 2011-12.
He made his Serie A debut on August 26th, 2012, in Pescara-Inter. He played 4 games in the first part of the season, then he went on loan to Livorno, where he was among the protagonists (23 games and 2 goals) of the promotion to Serie A. He will remain in Tuscany also the following year, collecting 32 games. In July 2014 the transfer to Genoa, on Sampdoria side: with the Sampdoria 27 matches and 1 goal.
He was then bought by Sassuolo and Di Francesco on the bench, he immediately became one of the pillars of the Neroverdi midfield. At the end of the season Sassuolo earned an historic access to Europa League preliminaries. The Ghanaian will make his debut in the continental league on September 15th 2016, in a 3-0 win playing Athletic Bilbao; in four and a half season he will play 130 games and score 8 goals. In Januaru 2020 he left Emilia to join Fiorentina: 18 games and 1 goal with the Viola. He has so far collected 10 caps for the national team of his country.
A complete midfielder, Duncan is a phisically strong player, who combines power and technique: great run and dynamism, particularly skilled at regaining the ball, he knows how to be dangerous even in the offensive part of the game, due to his ability to push in and shooting from outside the box. An experienced player, he can cover all the roles of the midfield, and arrives at Cagliari at the peak of his maturity: muscles and substance for the Rossoblù midfield.
Welcome to Sardinia, Alfred!