Asante Kotoko centre-back Emmanuel Agyemang Badu says he will be the first Ghanaian player in history to wear the red and white jersey of English premier league side Manchester United.
No Ghanaian player have been able to play for Man United with the closest being Michael Essien after work permit problems prevented him from making the move when he was 17 years.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in recent times have been linked with many Ghanaian footballers including Thomas Partey and Mohammed Salisu.
Only seven African players have been in the books of the Red Devils in history, namely; Quinton Fortune, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Manucho, Mame Biram Diouf, Wilfred Zaha and currently Eric Bailey and Odion Ighalo.
However, the 24-year-old ball playing central defender is optimistic he will be the first Ghanaian to join the list of African players to have played for the club.
“I will be the first Ghanaian to play for Manchester United in England. How it will happen will wonder many people but it will come true,” he said in an interview with Kwaku Osei TV on YouTube.
“I have encountered so much struggles which i don’t want other people to go through”
“I want to play an elite club and gain so much money to help other people who are struggling“
Agyemang Badu joined Asante Kotoko having won the Division-one league player of the season with Phar Rangers after featuring 23 times, scooping 10 man-of-the-match awards.