Posted On Tuesday, 30th July 2013
Newly-promoted Ghana Premier League side Inter Allies have agreed an $200,000 bid from Italian Serie A side Udinese for Ghana youth international Clifford Aboagye, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively confirm.
Ghanasoccernet.com sources in Italy misled it in earlier reporting claiming Allies received $800,000 from the sale of the player but the club has presented documents that shows $200,000 was received from the transfer.
The 18-year-old has also agreed terms with the Udine-based side and will ink a long-term contract which is expected to be five years.
Udinese had Aboagye on trials last season but could not offer him a contract because of his tender age.
However his eye-catching displays at the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey attracted a flock of big-name European sides around him.
Arsenal and Valencia were among the suitors but he would be heading to Italy.
The diminutive midfield nimble-footed maestro will however be sent on loan at Spanish side FC Granada on a season-long move where he is expected to garner first team experience – a move pundits think could be good for the youngster.
Aboagye become the seventh Ghanaian player to sign for Les Zebrettes in recent memories after Stephen Appiah, Mohammed Gargo, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Azian Innocent Tano.
He was voted the adidas Bronze Ball winner at the FIFA U20 World Cup finishing behind France’s Paul Pogba and Nicolas Lopez. of Uruguay.