Wednesday, 25 November 2009

[Mercato] Udinese sign Ghanaian star

Udinese have signed Ghana's midfield hot prospect Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu on a four-year contract from Berekum Arsenal.

Emmanuel Agyemang-BaduThe 18-year-old midfield anchorman follows in the line of a number of Ghanaian stars to have joined the Serie A club in the past, with the likes of Sulley Muntari, Mohamed Cargo and Stephen Appiah all having played for the Bianconeri.

Agyemang Badu will move to Udinese when the transfer window opens in January, although he will likely miss a number of games on international duty for Ghana when the Africa Cup of Nations begins.

"I am delighted to sign for Udinese," he said. "Ghanaian players loved this club before me and it is a privilege to be the next Ghanaian to make his name here.

"There are already some Ghanaians here such as Kwadwo (Asamoah)."

Agyemang Badu could wait a while for his Serie A debut, as the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on 10 January.

Source: Sky Sports

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