Virtually 3 weeks into the second transfer window and despite coronavirus pandemic, teams are busy as they try to snap up targets before the window is closed in 4 days time. Players continue to be linked with plethora of clubs, but who is the most wanted man this window?
Burkinabe international Sogne Yacouba has been the most wanted man in this transfer market, with several foreign and indigenous clubs showing interest in the striker.
The Burkinabe’s 2 years relationship with Asante Kotoko came to an end last week. Both parties failed to come to agreement on a new deal.
According to reports, Yacouba demanded $150,000 from the Porcupine Warriors before he extended his contract, a request Asante Kotoko were unable to meet and found ludicrous.
The player when he arrived at Asante Kotoko won the hearts of the fans of club with his goal scoring skills, but the relationship between the two parties deteriorated as Yacouba didn’t even make the squad for most Kotoko games this season.
With the Burkinabe out of contract at Kotoko, it means he’s free to sign for any club of his choice, but where does the future lie for the Burkinabe?
Yacouba in recent weeks has been linked with myriad of clubs. He has been on the list of most local and foreign clubs.
According to Yusif Chibsah, who’s a former Kotoko player and a FIFA intermediary that deals with the transfer of players, Asante Kotoko received worth $50,000 for Yacouba who had only 3 months left on his contract, but management of the club said the money was too meagre for a player of Yacouba’s calibre.
The chase for Yacouba continues to hotten, especially in a time when he has been regarded as a better player than Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane by agent Gideon Antwi.
Yacouba is chased by numerous clubs, but it is Inter Allies and Medeama who have shown the biggest interest. It was reported just last week that the Burkinabe talisman was on the verge of joining Inter Allies. A report which was quickly denied by management of the club. But there has been recent developments. Reports coming in today suggests that Yacouba has joined Medeama on a 2 years deal.
This is surely one to keep an eye on and one to hold lightly just until Medeama make confirmation. If this happens to be true, then it’ll be fascinating to see the kind of partnership he forms with the “Prince of goals” Prince Opoku Agyemang upfront.