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Sports News of Wednesday, 11 July 2018


Udinese closing in on Ghana international Opoku

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Udinese have agreed to bring Ghana and Club Africain defender Nicholas Opoku to Dacia Arena this summer, Goal understands.

The Little Zebras are expected to pay close to £1.5 million to acquire the former Berekum Chelsea star, following a verbal agreement for a four-year deal.

The 20-year-old was close to joining FC Basel in January but Club Africain pulled out of the talks after the Swiss side proposed to pay the agreed price in installments.

“It’s almost a done deal for Nicholas Opoku to join Udinese. The official announcement may be done in the coming days after both parties agreed the terms involved,” a source close to player told Goal.

“The deal with Basel which fell through at the eleventh hour in January almost affected him but he has a strong character.

“I believe this opportunity will make him happy and expose him to bigger opportunities in the future since he is a top talent with lots of prospects,” the source added.

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