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Boadu explains reason for ditching Hearts

Published on: 26 August 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

Striker James Boadu has justified his move to Berekum Arsenals in the face of interests from Hearts of Oak.

The constant pressure to perform at giants, Hearts of Oak according to the ex Medeama player was a massive disincentive in making his decision.

“I need peace of mind to enable me further my football career and I realized the pressure at Hearts would eventually get to me,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“I single poor performance at Hearts of Oak could be one’s ultimate undoing and that is what I want to avoid at all cost.”

The 25-year-old also dismissed reports his move was motivated by the financial package offered by Arsenals.

“In this world not everything is money, thankfully I have been able to amass some wealth to live a comfortable life.

“I gave Arsenals the go ahead to negotiate with my club (Medeama) only to realize Hearts had also made an offer.

“But like I said, because I want my peace of mind to play my football, I decided to choose Arsenals and besides, Hearts of Oak is not the club it used to be and that is why they lost their captain Karim Alhassan,” he added.

Boadu has signed a two-year deal with the Premier League mid-tablers for an undisclosed fee.

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