German second-tier side Aalen have completed the signing of in-form Ghanaian defender Phil Ofosu-Ayeh on a two-year deal, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
Ayeh, 22, joins from third-tier side MSV Duisburg where he impressed heavily during his time at the club.
The highly-rated right-full back has signed the dotted lines on a â‚¬2.5 million deal that will keep him at the club till 2016.
The news will be a crushing blow to Dutch side FC Twente Enschede who were keen to snap up the defender.
Aalen were also contesting with fellow German sides Greuther FÃ¼rth, Frankfurt and Karlsruher.
But after weeks of titillation, the former FC Rot-WeiÃŸ Erfurt prodigy has opted to join Aalen.
â€œHe (Ofosu Ayeh) is an "absolute desire player of the coaching staff," said coach Stefan Ruth Beck
"Phil is a very fast football player, young and enormously talented. He needs to move on with us to play in the 2nd league and for that we see in him the potential.â€
The move is a big step up for a man who is determined to represent Ghana at the international level.
He is one of the few players who could be a surprise call-up into the Black Stars provisional squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ofosu Ayeh featured 31 times for MSV Duisburg and scored one goal.