While some Ghanaian players found their reputations and stock greatly enhanced due to their performances in 2019/20, talking of Thomas Partey, André Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, Mohammed Salisu, Baba Iddrisu, Joseph Aidoo etc.
Plenty others saw their stock slip somewhat due to them having a season to forget, which could be as a result of injuries or not getting playing time.
Some players will be looking to rejuvenate their stalled careers in 2020/21, they’ll need to move away from their current clubs to make that happen. Here are 5 of them:
Kwadwo Asamoah started the season as one of Conte’s first picks, but a knee injury he suffered in December and the arrival of Victor Moses and Ashley Young in January has changed his situation. He’s now down the pecking order.
The Versatile player hasn’t featured for the Italian outfit since coming on as a sub in a Seria A game against AS Roma in December.
Since his return from injury in March, he has appeared on the bench in 12 games without playing a single minute, and failed to even make the match day squad in the remaining games.
He was also left out of Inter’s 28-man squad to compete in the final stages of the Europa League.
The 31-year-old is linked with a move to Turkey and if there’s a better time for him to move on, then it is now.
Isn’t it surprising to know that Baba Rahman is still a Chelsea player? Baba has a contact with Chelsea that runs till 2021.
When Baba Rahman sealed a move to Chelsea in 2015, there were hopes that he could emulate the heroics of Michael Essien at the club, but those hopes have taken a nosedive.
His career at Chelsea started on a brilliant note, making 23 appearances in all competitions in the 2015/16 season. Since the end of that season, Baba hasn’t featured for Chelsea. He has gone on loan at 3 different clubs (Schalke 04, Reims and Real Mallorca) in 5 seasons.
Baba Rahman’s career has been blighted by injuries, a recurring knee injury kept the brilliant left back out for most parts of the 2019/20 football season, he appeared in just 2 La Liga games for Real Mallorca.
At just 26, there’s more Baba Rahman can offer and with Chelsea in the market for a left back despite having Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Cesar Azpilicueta and Baba Rahman as left back options, this is the time for Baba to say goodbye and start a new adventure.
Things haven’t gone down well for Christian Atsu in the 2019/20 Premier league season, the Ghanaian international has had to settle for a place on the bench in most parts of the season.
Although he at some point in time was out due to injury, the arrival of Allan Saint-Maximin in the summer and the awe-inspiring performances of Miguel Almiron has also not helped matters for Atsu.
Atsu started just 6 league games all season for Newcastle, he made a further 13 sub-appearances and contributed 3 assists to the team’s mid table finish.
Now 28, and still in his prime, Atsu should be a consistent starter and performer in the Premier league, but with that looking unlikely. The tricky winger will have to move on to relaunch his career.
KASIM NUHU ADAMS
It hasn’t been easy for Kasim Adams since he made a €8m move from Young Boys to Hoffenheim in July 2018.
The center back had a bright start to life in Germany, but an injury he suffered kept him out of the starting eleven. He made 13 appearances for Hoffenheim, with 2 of those coming from the bench.
Prior to the commencement of the 2019/20 season, Nuhu was loaned to newly-promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf in order to gain more playing time and develop.
However, things were not any different for Kasim at Düsseldorf, he spent most of his time at the club on the bench and on the hospital bed. He featured in just 13 league games and scored a goal.
With the relegated Düsseldorf not interested in renewing his loan deal and with earning playing time looking unlikely at Hoffenheim, a move away will be good for Kasim.
A ghastly injury suffered in October 2018 against Westham hindered the progress of Daniel Amartey at Leicester. He was ruled out of action for more than a year.
Since his return, he has struggled to make his way back into the first team under Brendan Rodgers. He hasn’t featured for the club and the closest he has come to doing that was making the bench for a League Cup game against Luton Town last September.
However, agent of the 25-year-old earlier this year divulged that his client will likely be on his way out of Leicester City after being deemed “surplus to requirements”.
A move that would help the versatile player relaunch his young career.