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VIDEO: Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs to fight for Ghana ace Agyemang Badu

Published on: 14 February 2014
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu

Reports in Italy claim that Arsenal and Spurs are ready to join Liverpool in the race for Udinese’s Emmanuel Agyemang Badu.

The ambitious young midfielder has made no secret of his desire to win major trophies, and a move to England could help him in that regard. so talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight runs the rule over the Ghanaian…

Name: Emmanuel Agyemang Badu

Date of birth: 2 December, 1990

Birthplace: Berekum, Ghana

Position: Defensive midfielder

Club: Udinese

International appearances: 41 Ghana caps

What’s the latest?

In December Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was said to be taking a look at Badu ahead of a £7m move for the holding midfielder, but now fresh reports claim that Arsenal and Spurs are also keen on the Ghana international. His current deal with Udinese expires in 2016.

Did you know?

1) As a youngster Badu played for Berlin FC before moving to Berekum Arsenal, where he played his first senior football. A loan move to Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko then materialised where he continued to excel.

2) The midfielder then went on to represent Ghana's Under-20 side at the 2009 World Cup in Egypt and scored the sudden death penalty which saw them beat Brazil in final to win his side the tournament.

3) Just two weeks after scoring the spot-kick a transfer to Udinese was sealed, but it took time for the midfielder to make an impact in Serie A.

4) After showing his potential, Badu was rewarded internationally but missed out on a place in the Black Stars' 2010 World Cup squad due to injury.

5) The combative midfielder loves a shot on goal and was nominated for the 2012 FIFA Puskas Award after a stunning strike against Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations (see below).

What is being said?

He says:

"I want to be remembered as a player who won the African [player of the year], the European [footballer of the year], or a Champions League medal. I know it is a long road but I’m ready to make the dream come to reality."

Video evidence 


This article has 1 comment(s), give your comment
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    February 14, 2014 09:54 am
    Eiiiish what's all these fuse about Badu moving to one of the big clubs in the EPL krwaaaa. You guys have been making lotta noises about this hoax of a story over the past few weeks. Is this a ploy to market him to scouts ahead of the WC? You guys gotta end this speculations and let the chap do the talking on the field, I know he's doing pretty well for Udinese in recent times. However I doubt if he can break into the first teams of the EPL clubs that you listed, he's not even a permanent starter in the Udinese set-up. Badu is far from been a complete player, he lacks lotta technical qualities. His only asset is his stamina, he really needs to work on certain aspect of his game. Nevertheless he's a good player, wish him all the best anyway.