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Dutch champions Twente end Ransford Osei stay

Published on: 04 June 2010

Dutch champions FC Twente have decided not to hand a permanent contract to Ghanaian striker Ransford Osei.

The 20-year-old joined the club at the start of last season on loan from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa.

But after one term the Ghana youth international goal poacher failed to play in a senior game which prompted the decision to end his stay.

They had an option to extend his contract but Twente decided against the deal especially when coach Steve McClaren, who signed the player quit the club.

"I will return to my mother club Maccabi Haifa as the news you have heard is true," Osei told Ghanasoccernet on Thursday night on a KLM flight heading for Spain.

Even though he refused to disclose who his mission in Spain is, it is suspected that he could be in talks with a club in the La Liga.

McClaren quit the post to join German side Wolfsburg and the arrival of new Twente boss Michel Preud'homme has brought a new era at the Dutch club.

Osei was a member of Ghana's U20 World Cup winning squad last year and is a potential world class striker.


This article has 13 comment(s), give your comment
  • Olufantobi says:
    June 04, 2010 05:39 am
    Very athletic and fast,good brains for footbal but like many Ghanaians, he is far too small.
  • Omanba Forum says:
    June 04, 2010 06:42 am
    I believe he has yet to mature. Once he's able to find a club where he can play regularly I think his career will pick up.
  • nana kwame tenkorang asante says:
    June 04, 2010 07:04 am
    all things happen 4 his own good who knows maybe there is a better place somewhere waiting 4 him.
  • Jeffrey says:
    June 04, 2010 09:39 am
    He is indeed far too small to become the new Messi. O wait, Messi is even smaller than him.
  • Fu-Chu says:
    June 04, 2010 09:41 am
    Jeffrey, well said.
  • joye listen says:
    June 04, 2010 09:53 am
    I strongly believe this boy will be the next Drogba for GH.Keep on with your hard wk. Wish you all the best in life.
  • access says:
    June 04, 2010 11:29 am
  • Olufantobi says:
    June 04, 2010 01:15 pm
    There is always exception to the rule in Messi's and Maradonas.
  • Beamer,Benz or Bentley says:
    June 04, 2010 03:41 pm
    Olufantobi, what a hell u mean by he is far too small, as long as he is at least 5'8 100 and whatever pounds, he is not too small as a striker, he does not have enough experience and he is yet to mature as a striker because he need to be playing week in week out......obviously Mcleren did not give him enough chance to prove himself because of Blaine Nkufo, so that was a waste of year for Osei, hopefully he will get his chance with a lower La Liga club or any lower level club in the top european leagues...where they give every opportunity to young players to shine.......
  • Ghana Midfield Rocks says:
    June 04, 2010 04:22 pm
    Another African flop in Europe. Overhyped young talent....
  • NOTORO says:
    June 04, 2010 04:53 pm
    Ransford is a good and disciplined player. If the Twente coach doesn't consider him good enough it does not mean he has flopped. I can bet my last bottom cedi that Ransford will make it in future.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    June 04, 2010 10:29 pm
    @ Ghana Midfield Rocks or what ever u call ur self.U must be ashamed of ur self for making such comment u gay slut!
  • Slim Shad says:
    June 08, 2010 11:59 am
    joye listen...Ransford Is Far Beta Dan Drogba...Is Jux Dat He z Young Nd Not Into Many Matches.