Don’t be surprised if any of these guys get themselves a new club before long
By: KickerGH Staff
With the ongoing player-shopping window entering its frenetic, final weeks, not many top Ghanaian stars have moved around yet. Still, quite a few could be involved in transfer activity before the summer is out — and one or more of these guys might feature.
Rumours there’d been of interest from, among others, Sunderland, but it had never looked like Ayew was going to desire a summer move from Swansea City — until the weekend, of course, when The Sun reported a £12m offer from Antonio Conte’s Chelsea could tempt Ayew’s Welsh owners into parting with a player they grabbed a year ago for nothing. Replacing arguably their most influential man in 2015/16 won’t be easy, but with belief that the Swans would consider offers of around £15m, it isn’t impossible. For Ayew, the switch would be great, inching him towards the Uefa Champions League action he craves faster than life at Swansea ever could. A win-win for all involved, definitely.
There’s a feeling Kwadwo Asamoah needs to depart Juventus sooner than later. And while he may not necessarily leave his pestering injury woes in Turin, he certainly would his competition on the left side of the Bianconeri’s defence, Frenchman Patrice Evra, who only just signed an extension to life at the club. Chelsea have been named as potential suitors, where a reunion with mentor Antonio Conte should do his confidence and prospects much good.
Leicester City’s gradual realization of the heavy price to be paid for their shock Premier League triumph earlier this year gets a bit more bitter with each passing day as, following Chelsea’s capture of N’Golo Kante, Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp looks set to depart, too, with West Brom reportedly waving a £9m bid. Behind Christian Fuchs in contention for his favoured left-back slot, the lure baiting Schlupp to The Hawthorns is surely one to be powerful.
Unattached since the end of June when his six-month spell with AC Milan met termination, Boateng suffers the pressing need to find himself a new club where he could add to the meagre tally of 30-odd games he’s been involved in since May 2015. For a player whose club career is at its lowest ebb, however, could anyone be genuinely interested in recruiting the 29-year-old?
The rest of the summer would tell.
From UAE to China to… ?
That’s the riddle Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan should be keen to solve before the current transfer window closes, as the big-money arrival of Brazilian targetman Hulk at Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG eclipses his own expensive existence at the club and hems him out of opportunities. Unless the ‘Baby Jet’ sorts his form and fitness issues out, he certainly could be shipped out to make space. Aged 30 and waning, not many would find him very attractive in a non-World Cup year.