Hearts pondering Yakubu Mohammed move, set to wrap up Ofori Antwi signing, Kotoko seal Ashia deal
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Ghanaian Premier League giants Hearts of Oak are expected to complete the signing of Ghana youth international goalkeeper Eric Ofori Antwi early next week, and shift their attention to free agent Yakubu Mohammed.
The Phobians have advanced talks with Amidaus Professionals who have been relegated from the Ghanaian top-flight and are ready to put most of their top players up for sale on the transfer market.
Ofori Antwi, who impressed in Ghana’s bronze winning exploits at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey, has confirmed his interest to join the capital club and the deal is expected to be sealed smoothly by next week and will become Hearts’ second official signing following the capture of a South African defender.
Hearts officials met over their transfer targets for the upcoming season and former AshGold striker Yakubu Mohammed who has been released by South African side Maritzburg United has emerged on their wishlist.
Maritzburg have confirmed release of the powerful center-forward after end of the South African season and Hearts will begin a process to sign him.
A Hearts of Oak insider told GHANAsoccernet.com they are considering signing the striker who bagged 15 goals on the Ghanaian top-flight two seasons ago.
AshGold, who sold Yakubu to Maritzburg, are reportedly not interested in re-signing the striker and Hearts will take full advantage after missing out on him before he moved to Maritzburg.
GHANAsoccernet.com has also learnt that Ghana World Cup goalkeeper Stephen Adams and full-back Godfred Saka might join Hearts while rivals Asante Kotoko are in the closing stages of a deal to sign striker Kennedy Ashia from Liberty Professionals.
Prodigious youngster Paul DeValres Asare will also head to Kumasi from Wa All Stars.