Turkish club Kasımpaşa SK has completed the signing of Ghanaian and Atletico Madrid midfielder for an undisclosed fee.
Bernard joined Vitória de Guimarães’ youth academy in 2012, after starting it out at Feyenoord Ghana before making his senior debuts with the reserves in the 2012–13 campaign, scoring nine goals and earning promotion to Segunda Liga.
He made his professional – and Primeira Liga – debut on 16 August, starting and scoring his side’s second in a 3–1 away win against Gil Vicente FC, a week later, Bernard scored a brace in a 3–0 win over FC Penafiel.
Bernard was linked to a possible move to Manchester United in May 2015, and also a primary target of Juventus and Valencia CF. He finished his first season in the Portuguese top flight with 30 appearances and five goals, with his side finishing fifth.
On 22 July, Bernard moved to Atlético Madrid on a six-year deal and was immediately loaned out to fellow La Liga side Getafe CF for the 2015-16 season.