Accam joins from Swedish side Helsingborg, where he scored 30 goals in 62 appearances – an impressive strike rate of 0.48 per game.
He is the second African DP striker that the Fire have added this offseason and the club will hope to see Accam form a solid partnership with Kennedy Igboananike in 2015.Embed from Getty Images
“David is an exciting, creative player with a goal-scoring mentality,” Fire head coach Frank Yallop said. “I’m pleased that David will be joining the Fire. He’s a key piece as we continue to build a deep squad in preparation for the 2015 season and we’re looking forward to having him on our team.”
Accam, who made it through Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy, has improved as a player with every season and was called up to the Ghana National team for a World Cup qualifier against Sudan earlier this year.
The Fire reportedly paid around £2.5 million for his services and he will hope to make an immediate impact when the new season gets underway in March.
One thing to note, I know clubs were being quoted in the region of £2.5m which works out at $3.91m. #MLS
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“I’m really excited to be a part of MLS and the Chicago Fire,” he said.
“The commitment that the Fire showed me was the main reason I chose Chicago over other offers that I had. I would also like to thank the coach Frank Yallop and the owner Andrew Hauptman for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play for the Fire. I cannot wait to repay their faith.
“I know that Chicago is going to be a great home for me, and I’m looking forward to giving everything I have to become part of the Fire family, with my teammates, the club staff and of course, the fans, especially Section 8,” Accam added.
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