EXCLUSIVE: German side MSV Duisburg targets Joseph Baffo as replacement for crocked Sebastian Neumann

Published on: 04 January 2019

German second-tier side MSV Duisburg have targeted free-agent Ghanaian defender Joseph Baffo as a replacement for crocked Sebastian Neumann, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report. 

The 26-year-old has been without a club since rejecting a contract renewal with fellow German Bundesliga 2 side Eintracht Braunschweig.

GHANAsoccernet.com can report MSV Duisburg have targeted the former Swedish youth international as a replacement for Sebastian Neumann, who has been knocked down by a serious injury.

The centre-back is expected to undergo an operation and will miss a chunk of the season.

The club has identified the Ghanaian as a replacement amid reports they will attempt to lure him back to Germany.

Baffo has been training with Swedish Superettan outfit IFK Värnamo since September though he is yet to sign a contract with the club.

Baffo was born in Kumasi to Ghanaian parents but moved to Sweden where he featured for Sweden at U17, U19 and U21 levels.

He was an integral member of the Sweden U21 squad that won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2015.

He has declared his interest in playing for Ghana’s Black Stars.

By Patrick Akoto