Ghanaian youngster Emmanuel Yeboah’s move from Romanian fold CFR Cluj to Czech Republic side Slavia Prague has collapsed at the last minute.
CFR Cluj had agreed on a deal worth €2.5m to transfer Emmanuel Yeboah to Slavia Prague in the ongoing transfer window. However, the deal collapsed in the last minute.
According to Slavia Prague, the deal collapsed due to Emmanuel Yeboah’s health problems. The club is claiming he has a ‘worn meniscus’ medical problem.
In response, CFR Cluj has in a press statement rubbished the claims, stating that the 19-year old forward has had no medical problem since arriving from Ghanaian side Young Apostles last year.
The Romanian giants added that Slavia Prague pulled out of the deal due to their unwillingness to pay the €2.5m transfer fee.
The full statement read: “In the last few days, our club negotiated the transfer of Emmanuel Yeboah to Slavia Prague. This move will not materialize, and the footballer will continue in Gruia. Following this episode, our club would like to make some clarifications.
“Even if the transfer amount would have remained at the value established by mutual agreement, an amount to which percentages from a possible future transfer were added, Slavia wanted to change the conditions of the move, citing a medical condition detected in the meniscus.
“In short, the Czech club expressed their desire to loan our player for a year, keeping the first option to buy outright. Certainly, this option was not approved by the management of our club, especially after consulting with the specialist doctors with whom CFR has been collaborating for years, and who, after studying the medical documents in detail, did not agree with the opinion doctors of the Czech club.
“Since, in the last year, the player had absolutely no medical problems, the position of our specialists is not without validity, especially since Yeboah attended absolutely all training sessions of our team and played in official matches every three days, making a considerable effort.
“On another note, it was easy to decide for Yeboah to stay at CFR as he has proven to be an important player for our team both domestically and in the Conference League and will certainly help us reach goals set this season. He remains a player monitored by major clubs, the coach of the Ghana national team and we are convinced that he will reach a big club in the future.
“In conclusion, we would like to mention that regardless of the outcome of these negotiations, we still respect Slavia Prague and appreciate the interest the Czechs have shown in our player,” the statement ended.