Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako has opened up on his failed moves to Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Awako attracted the attention of a plethora of clubs after he helped the Black Satellites win the African Youth Championship (AYC) and FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
The Great Olympics midfielder in 2009 had trials at Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspurs, but then a move to any of the aforementioned clubs failed to materialize.
“Immediately after the AYC, I had a deal from Chievo Verona of Italy but my agents asked me to wait for the right offer after the World Cup. Then there were deals from Tottenham Hotspurs and Inter Milan after the World Cup but I failed to sign any of them,” Awako told Graphic Sports.
“So many things happened. For instance, I first trained with Tottenham but couldn’t sign the contract because the transfer window was closed.”
He added, “When it opened, I was to leave with them for pre-season but I couldn’t secure a visa in time to travel with them and I ended up getting to England late.”
“I’m human so I sometimes do because that could have changed my career and life. But that’s football for you and in everything, you have to accept your fate and move on so I did.”
After the tournament, Awako, who was then on the books of Heart of Lions joined Segunda División club Recreativo de Huelva. He later returned to Heart of Lions, before joining Berekum Chelsea.
The 29-year-old at Berekum Chelsea attracted the interest of Congolese giants TP Mazembe. Awako signed for TP Mazembe and spent 5 seasons at the club. He later joined American USL Championship fold Phoenix Riding, where he spent a season.
Awako currently plays for Great Olympics in the Ghana Premier League.