Ghanaian champions, Hearts of Oak are still on the market, combing round to tap up brilliant and marketable players for the upcoming season.
Apart from looking out for talent to augment their squad, they are, however, looking to put the club on the world map by snapping up players that would help in the branding and marketing purposes.
According to Hot FM’s Amuzu the Sports Tiger, former Middlesborough midfielder William Opoku Asiedu has landed in Accra to complete a move to Hearts of Oak later today.
The 24-year-ol previously played for Division One side Okyeman Planners FC where the Accra-born player scored 11 league goals for Okyeman Planners FC in Division One.
His outstanding performance for Okyeman was rewarded as former English Premier League campaigners Middlesbrough FC Academy’s Head of Recruitment Thiago Cruz spotted the youngster during his visit to clubs in Ghana as part of a long-term project to build scouting networks and partnerships in West Africa.
On a successful trial at the Academy, Asiedu impressed the Boro’s staff and was signed on a long-term deal before the transfer window closed on 2nd February 2017.
William Opoku Asiedu was then loaned out to Estonian giants FC Levadia Tallinn for 18 months for more game time under the observation of English club staff who will monitor his progress.
Asiedu was part of Ghana U20 squad that missed a chance to qualify for the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations hosted by Zambia.