By Peterking Quaye for Shout-Africa.com – The agent of Udinese midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has claimed his client is a target for Manchester City.
The 22-year-old Ghana international has attracted the attention of several European clubs with fine performances with Udinese this season.Asamoah was scouted playing for a local based club Depotivo F.C. which belongs to Kamara and was recommended by the scout Mr. Charles Mensah Gapson to Alhaji Sly Tetteh, CEO of Liberty Professionals.
TEAM talk in it’s report of Wednesday 2nd March 2011 12:04, a European based website in a report has it “I cannot deny that there are several clubs interested,” said agent Claudio Vagheggi to Firenzeviola.it.A look at transfermkt, a Uk based media outfit confirms the play availability on the market for any team with his value at the moment .his first national call-up after debuting for Liberty Professionals in the 2006/2007 Onetouch Premiership when Sir. Cecil Jones Attuquayefio called into the National Olympic Football Team.
He was called up for the Ghanaian national side for the first time as part of his countries 2008 African Cup of Nations which took place on home soil. He was given the number 10 shirt, normally reserved for Captain Stephen Appiah who missed the tournament due to injury. Although he did not see any playing time in the tournament, he was about to come on as a substitute in the 3rd place playoff against Ivory Coast in Kumasi but could not do so due to an injury to Eric Addo but was made to go back to the subs bench only to be replaced by Ahmed Barusso.
He played every match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Ghana where they were knocked out in the quarter finals by Uruguay “Manchester City? It’s true but they are not the only ones interested in Asamoah. Fiorentina were among the first to show an interest in the player.
“But we have decided not to speak about Udinese’s transfer market right now because it is premature.”Udinese’s strategy is to focus on the season right now.
“If the team continues to do so well and perhaps reach an important goal by the end of this season, then, Asamoah is likely to remain.”Asamoah is valued at 30million Euros by Udinese and is under contract with the Serie A outfit until June 2014.In the January 2008 transfer window, he was signed by AC Bellinzona and loaned out to Torino F.C. In fact, Udinese borrowed the non-EU registration quota from Torino in order to sign him, as the club already signed Mauricio Isla that season.
Asamoah made his debut on 11 January 2009 against U.C. Sampdoria, and scored his first goal for Udinese on Sunday, April 19, 2009. Asamoah’s angled shot on 9 minutes at the end of a quick counter attack for his first goal, a reward for a season during which he has increasingly become important to Udinese with his strong tackling, close ball control and ability to pick the right pass. Udinese went on to beat Fiorentina 3–1 at Stadio Friuli, the home of Udinese. Udinese have the option to make his signing permanent at the end of the season for 800,000 Euros.
He has quickly adapted to Italian football and has maintained a position in the starting line-up under coach Marino. After his first full season in Serie A, following many sensational performances for Udinese, he has been linked with Juventus and his valuation has been set at 30 million Euros by Udinese.
Udinese, who hammered Palermo 7-0 in Sicily last weekend, are fifth in Serie A, one point behind Lazio, who hold the last Champions League qualifying spot.