Ex-Colorado, NYRB keeper Coundoul looking to kickstart European career

Bouna Coundoul is hoping to play the next phase of his career in Europe after spending all of his time in the USA.

Bouna Coundoul is hoping to play the next phase of his career in Europe after spending all of his time in the USA.

The 29-year old Senegalese goalkeeper, who has played with MLS clubs Colorado Rapids and New York Red Bulls, is training with Championship club Doncaster Rovers and first and foremost is looking to get back to full fitness before hopefully getting a move to a club somewhere in football’s heartland.

"I've just come here to get some training done and get myself ready again because I haven't played for three weeks or so now," Coundoul told Sky Sports in the wake of his three matches for Senegal at the recent African Cup of Nations.

"I'm hoping, praying and doing all I can do to earn a contract in Europe so that I can start another chapter in my career.

"Playing in America was great, but Europe is where everybody wants to play football and I can't wait to be a part of it.

"Right now, it is just simply training and if any club can come to me with something more concrete I don't mind signing, but I just need to get back into the swing of things following the African Cup of Nations.

"I'm still in great condition and would be ready to play almost immediately, but this spell at Doncaster will help keep me ticking over until a club comes in for me.

"I wouldn't mind playing in the Premier League, Championship or even League One to be honest because I just need to start playing somewhere to expose myself to the European market.

"I want to sign somewhere and help them gain success and promotions.

"All I know is football and I love playing the game and helping teams out, whether I'm in the side or not."

 
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