Sports News of Monday, 25 December 2017
English premier league side, Stoke City, have tabled an initial $3 million bid for the signature of Ghanaian defender, Daniel Opare. The 27-year-old former Real Madrid defender enjoyed a remarkable campaign in the Bundesliga but look destined for a winter switch to the English top tier.
Opare, a utility defender for FC Augsburg, will be free in the summer but has courted interest from a number of premier league clubs led by Stoke City and Swansea City. The Black Stars defender is however destined to arrive in England in the January transfer window with the Germans bent on earning something from his departure.
Stoke City manager, Mark Huges, is a known admirer of Opare and his current interest comes as no surprise with the Potters bent on beefing up their leaky defense. Augsburg are unlikely to block his exit as he will be free to move in the summer.
Opare joined FC Augsburg in the summer of 2015 but his breakthrough in the ongoing season and has since earned continental applause for his stupendous form in the Bundesliga.