Samuel Anim Addo, agent for former Asante Kotoko forward, Matthew Anim Cudjoe has confirmed that they are open to renegotiating with the Porcupines over his client.
Cudjoe took just 12 minutes to announce his presence in Ghana’s domestic front following his stupendous outing for the Porcupines in their 2-1 win over their sworn rivals Hearts of Oak in the 2019 Presidents Cup at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Anim Cudjoe, who is the youngest player to have played a top class Kotoko-Hearts clash after the game penned a six months loan deal with the Reds in December 2019 from lower-tier side Young Apostles FC which expired on June 30, 2020.
However, Anim Addo in an interview with Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio/TV reveals his client’s readiness to resign with the Baba Yara-based outfits when asked if Cudjoe will don the red jersey again.
“Honestly, in the interest of the boy if he wants to play any team in Ghana again then it should be Asante Kotoko, it’s Kotoko’s chance to lose him if they want it that way”
The 16-year-old who turns 17 in November has attracted a lot of attention from several European clubs but his agent further disclosed that despite the boy waiting for European contract they are still open for negotiations.
“If there should be a foreign contract then he will leave but if not then he’s for Asante and everyone knows what my stand is so if Asante doesn’t do the right thing and lose him, I can’t be blamed because it is clear if he wants to play in Ghana again then it is Asante Kotoko”
The Ghana Football Association Executive Council member was further quizzed on what Kotoko should do to re-sign his client.
“Currently there is no management rather the board and I have not received any call from anyone after the expiration of his contract, so far the only person in Kotoko who keeps in touch is Coach Maxwell Konadu. I am sure they know what to do because they already know what the boy can bring on board and I am open to renegotiating with them”
“If he is to return to the club, we wouldn’t do politics like he’d travel abroad so we won’t let him play certain games because of his age. This is what gave Maxwell the chance because he assured me he will hand him enough playing time. We will consider a lot of things like his diet, building, development etc before we will think of extending his contract with Kotoko”
Contrary to reports circulating in the local media that if Mathew Cudjoe is to re-sign for Kotoko he will pen only a six months contract, Anim Addo said:
“It’s never true, I have never said that anywhere that we have given Kotoko condition of 6 months if he is to resign with them. As I said, it is open for discussion where we can go further with better terms and conditions where everyone will benefit. I know what the Kotoko platform can do and I also know what what the boy can do and I know the targets ahead of me.”
He featured six times in the truncated Ghana premier league, scoring once which came against Ebusua Dwarfs at the Baba Yara Stadium. His versatility and braveness earned him a place in the hearts of the fans.
He is remembered by Kotoko fans for his braveness he exhibited during his six months stay in Kumasi.
His departure from the club is another painful thing to happen to Kotoko after they failed to secure the signature of their midfielder, Justice Blay as he has also returned to his mother club Medeama SC.
Considering the transfer of Baba Rahman and Dauda Mohammed, fans of the Kumasi-based side have started stoking fire on their leadership to resign the exciting youngster by making him theirs before he slips through their fingers.
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