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Transfers of Thursday, 21 February 2008


Asamoah starts Torino training

Ghana youth international midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has trained for the first time with Italian Serie A side Torino.

The 19-year-old arrived in Italy this week to start a loan stint with Torino and trained on Wednesday.

Asamoah signed a four-year deal with Udinese from Liberty Professionals in December.

He was loaned to the Maroons for the remaining half of the season due the high number of foreign players at Udinese.

He was part of Ghana's squad at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

''I am excited about the loan move and would like to make the best out of it. I have no experience in Italy and I know I can get more playing time there to keep fit," Asamoah told

He has joined Walter Novellino's first team but will need some weeks to find match fitness.

Torino can make Asamoah's deal permanent for US$4m at the ned of the season.