Sports News of Saturday, 15 July 2017
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has reached an agreement to join Spanish top-flight side Deportivo Alavés, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 26-year-old, who was the books of Panathinaikos, has terminated his contract with the Greek giants to pave the way for the move.
A full agreement has been reached for the move to be sealed.
He is expected to leave Accra on Saturday night and arrive in Spain by Sunday afternoon to complete the switch to the Vitoria-Gasteiz-based outfit.
The midfielder will undergo a medical on Monday before the permanent deal is sealed, confirming the news Ghanasoccernet exclusively revealed two days ago.
This comes after Wakaso snubbed offers from several clubs in England, Spain and France in favour of the move to Alaves.
The Ghanaian had other offers from these clubs mentioned above but he has been inclined towards that of the Alaves.
GHANAsoccernet.com exclusively revealed two days ago that Alaves have opened up negotiations with his parent club, Panathinaikos over his possible capture.
The hard-working enforcer was one of the top performers for Granada despite their failure to beat the drop.
He has been linked with several clubs in Europe including Atlanta, Genoa and Celta Vigo but he looks set to return to the Spanish league.
Wakaso will become the eighth addition of the Victorians, in addition to Zubeldía, the new coach of the runner-up of the Copa del Rey.
The former youth player of Ghanaian side Ashanti Gold SC arrived in Spain to join Elche but his stay at the Alicante side did not end well as he released.
Then he landed at Villarreal B and made his debut with the first team.
Subsequently, after a payment of 300,000 Euros, he joined Espanyol and, after a fee of 6 million Euros he joined Russian side Rubin Kazan.
He has also played for Celtic, Las Palmas, Panathinaikos and Granada.