German Bundesliga II side Fortuna Düsseldorf has officially parted ways with Ghanaian striker Bernard Tekpetey.
Bernard Tekpetey joined the recently relegated club on a 2 year loan deal from Schalke 04 last summer. The Ghanaian international struggled to break into the first team, starting just 5 Bundesliga games.
Following the club’s relegation to Bundesliga 2 and the lack of playing time, Tekpetey who was still under contract with the club started pushing for a move.
Düsseldorf were unhappy with the player’s conduct. The club on Monday announced on their their Twitter handle that Tekpetey has been exempted from all club duties to sort out his future ahead of preparations for the new season.
“We have exempted Bernard Tekpetey from his duties and obligations as a squad player until Wednesday, July 29, so that he can look after his personal future during this time,” read the club’s statement on Twitter.
But after deliberation on Wednesday, the club has decided to end the 2 year loan contract prematurely.
“The loan from Bernard Tekpetey can not be found, we can go to solution with Schalke 04 must, which should be able to fully take into account requirements. We want to see Bernard all the best for the future.” Uwe Klein, sports director of the club said in a statement released on their official website.
Tekpetey will now return to Schalke 04, where he is expected to join Bulgarian side Ludogorets on loan in the coming days.
The 22-year-old who has 2 caps for the senior national team of Ghana had a torrid time with Düsseldorf last season, he featured in 9 Bundesliga games and failed to get on the scoresheet.