Ghana Champions Asante Kotoko will bump up their pursuit for Ivorian striker Ahmed Toure after they were promised GH¢ 30,000.00 by sponsors Blue jeans for the purchase of the 26-year-old forward. Ghanasportsonline.com has revealed.
The Porcupine Warriors who have been working to attain the signature of their former player following Hearts of Oak’s interest in the prolific goal poacher will now be able to track for the services of the striker who had initially demanded GH¢ 120,000.00
Toure has been training with Hearts of Oak for the past three weeks and was reported to be on the verge of sealing a deal with the Rainbow Club after he featured and scored in Hearts abandoned GHALCA Top 4 game against Hearts of Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium last week.
Asante Kotoko has since joined the race to sign the Ivorian International who failed to have a successful stint with Egyptian side El Gouna.
The huge sum assured by the Club’s sponsor will thus boost their quest to snatch the former Ghana Premier League best player from their rivals.
Tour rejoined Kotoko in 2011 after leaving the Club in 2008 to ply his trades abroad. He had spells with Belgian side KSC Lokeren and Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien between 2008 and 2010.
He later on move to Egyptian side El Gouna in 2013 but failed to succeed in the Egyptian top-flight.