HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Brondby and signed as a Designated Player on August 27, 2019.
Mukhtar a creative playmaker whose ability to create and finish scoring chances offers Nashville a versatile attacking weapon who will fit naturally within the group they are putting together.
INTERNATIONAL: With 20 goals in 48 caps for Germany’s Youth National Team, the insatiable playmaker was the key to Germany’s UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2014 with his goal in the 39th minute of the match against Portugal. Mukhtar scored a total of five goals during that tournament and added four more to his personal record a year later during the 2015 Under-20 FIFA World Cup.
OUTSIDE MLS: A dynamic playmaking midfielder, Mukhtar’s versatility allows him to play centrally and wide. In his three years with Brøndby IF, the playmaker has scored 26 goals and assisted in 34 more, becoming a clinical piece in the club securing its participation in Europa League competition every season while also conquering the Danish Cup in 2018. He was also named the SuperLiga Player of the Year following the 2017/18 season. Rising through the youth system of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC, Mukhtar made his top tier debut at age 18 against Bayern Munich in 2013. After Hertha he went on to play with Portuguese powerhouse Benfica, winning Liga NOS in 2015, and Red Bull Salzburg on loan where he continued adding accolades by conquering the league and Austrian Cup trophies just a year later.