Nashville SC lands German playmaker Hany Mukhtar as first DP

Nashville SC signed its first Designated Player for its 2020 launch in MLS with the signing of 24-year-old German playmaker Hany Mukhtar from Danish Superliga club Brondby, where he will remain until January 2020 when Nashville SC begins its first preseason in MLS.

“Our plan for putting our roster together is about finding the 11 players who perform the best together,” said Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs. “Adding a creative playmaker like Hany is a huge coup. His ability to create and finish scoring chances offers our club a versatile attacking weapon who will fit naturally within the group we are putting together.”

Nashville SC acquired Mukhtar’s rights from the Seattle Sounders in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money.
In three seasons with Brondby, Mukhtar has scored 26 goals and added 34 assists. He was named the SuperLiga Player of the Year following the 2017-18 season when Brondby won the Danish Cup.

Mukhtar, who was born to a German mother and Sudanese father, began his career with his hometown Hertha Berlin in his native Germany and then moved to Portugal's Benfica and Austria's Red Bull Salzburg. He was a star on Germany’s youth national team in 2014 and 2015.

Photo: Nashville SC

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