Sports News of Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Ghana star Kwadwo Asamoah is almost done with procedures to become an Inter Milan player.
Known for his versatility, Asamoah completed his medical with Inter, and in the coming days will sign a three-year contract.
Asamoah has been a mainstay of the domestic-conquering Juventus side for the past six years, winning the title in every one of those campaigns. He’s even managed three doubles – league and Cup titles – along the way.
The Ghanaian operates either as a left midfielder, left wing-back or as an offensive central midfielder, and his consistency has always made him a fan favourite in the six seasons he’s been with the Bianconeri.
With Juve, he has twice been Champions League finalist, six times a Serie A winner, won four Italian Cup trophies and three Italian Super Cup crowns.
However, Joy Sports understands that he communicated his wish to move on to the team’s management earlier this year, and he leaves with the goodwill of the Italian giants.
Even though his contract expires on June 30, the club hierarchy have known for months that he will not renew.
In fact, Joy Sports understands that he acquired a property in Milan months ago in anticipation of a move to the Nerazzurri which will last until June 30, 2021.
Why do Inter need Asamoah?
The former Italian champions are bolstering their squad quickly ahead of the World Cup. Asamoah will fill the hole they have at left-back, and his pedigree ensures he will get a lot of game time.
The club have already signed Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij and, as one of the best center backs in Serie A this season, a partnership with Asamoah would help Inter in their ambition to dethrone Juventus next term.
Also key is that Inter have got both players on free transfers, which helps bolster the squad without impacting the FFP requirements. It’s also being widely speculated that Inter will snap up 20-year old Argentine striking prospect Lautaro Martinez.
Available for Ghana
Having excused himself from national duty since the 2014 World Cup, Asamoah – one of Ghana’s most talented players of the last decade – has been out of the Black Stars conversation since.
But he has now told local media of his decision to return, and his subsequent communication with Kwesi Appiah, who has expressed happiness to have the player back.