EXCLUSIVE: Mahatma Otoo leaves Belgium after Hearts refuse to allow striker prolong Club Brugge trial spell

Published on: 06 August 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Mahatma Otoo leaves Belgium after Hearts refuse to allow striker prolong Club Brugge trial spell
Mahatma Otoo has left Club Brugge

Mahatma Otoo's proposed move to Club Brugge has fallen through after Hearts of Oak refused to allow the 21-year-old to try out with the Pro League side and the striker has left Belgium, GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively reveal. 

He has eventually arrived in Norway and is set to sign for a yet-to-be-named club if he passes medicals on Tuesday.

Otoo arrived in Bruges a fortnight ago and underwent medicals twice (Monday and Saturday) while holding training sessions with club's second string side.

According to initial agreement between Hearts and Brugge, the powerful attacker was to undergo medicals and sign a four-year contract but after the Brugge coach wanted to further assess his qualities before making a decision on him.

Hearts of Oak, who own the Ghana international striker, have refused to allow him stay on trials and have shipped him to Norway where top-flight clubs are eager to secure him.

Ghana FA Vice President Fred Crentsil travelled with the striker to Belgium and he is expected to hold talks with the Norwegians between Tuesday and Thursday and official sign a deal.

A flock of top-flight European sides and an African club are on the wheels of the striker who netted 24 times for Hearts last season with TP Mazembe tabling a whooping offer for him.

Mamelodi Sundowns officials are still hanging on to faint hopes of signing the striker and are waiting to see if Hearts would reconsider their bid.

Comments

  • Troy
    says: 6 years ago
    Daammn this whites! always looking down on africans. and when he flourish like drogba they'll come to say i had the chance to sign him jst like (arsene wenger) mtcheew. if he wont get a deal hearts bring him back for next season we are even at a lose.
  • Troy
    says: 6 years ago
    Daammn this whites! always looking down on africans. and when he flourish like drogba they'll come to say i had the chance to sign him jst like (arsene wenger) mtcheew. if he wont get a deal hearts bring him back for next season we are even at a lose..
  • SMH
    says: 6 years ago
    Why would the Vice president of the GFA travel with the player. Is the GFA a sportsmanagement agency? Where is his agent (neotiate players personal terms)...Where are hearts officials (negotiatie transfersum). Ehhhhh Ghana!!!!!!
  • Goodyman
    says: 6 years ago
    good one there...F***LS what do they take us for ...
  • afrikaba1
    says: 6 years ago
    Why are FA officials turning themselves into football agents. I hope my brother Ghanaman would understand what I was saying about talented European born Ghanaians Being ignored to avoid competition with the Ghanaian born ones just for the Selfish interest of some people at the GFA. Every talented Ghanaian should be allowed to compete.
  • Big Boss
    says: 6 years ago
    "A flock of top-flight European sides and an African club are on the wheels of the striker who netted 24 times for Hearts last season with TP Mazembe tabling a whooping offer for him". GSN, what's the meaning of "on the wheels of the striker"? Shameless fools!!!
  • [email protected] Akwasi Appiah.com/gfa
    says: 6 years ago
    Just wipe off the "W" from the "wheels" with your eyes pretending it never saw that letter and leave us alone.
  • [email protected] Akwasi Appiah.com/gfa
    says: 6 years ago
    Fred Crentsil, the vice GFA boss was until 2 week ago, the CEO of Herats
  • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL!
    says: 6 years ago
    HE IS SIMPLY WASTING HIS TIME. I DNT EVEN KNOW WHY HE RESIGNED WITH HEARTS. HE WILL END UP BACK IN GH IN NO TIME, JUST WATCH. HIM AND BAFFOUR SHOULD BE IN THE LOCAL LOEAGUE. U WIN GOAL KING 1 SEASON AND ALL OF A SUDDEN U THINK U DESERVE TO PLAY IN EUROPE? THESE BOYS ARE NOT SERIOUS. U HAVT EVEN PLAYED IN A CL OR CONFED TOURNAMNT TO FACE BETTER OPPOSITION IN AFRICA. YET,U THINK U CAN GO TO EUROPE N PERFORM THERE? THE WORK ETHIC N DISCIPLINE FOR SOCCER PLAYERS IN GH IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN IT IS ANYWHERE IN AFRICA N EUROPE. ITS LIKE NITE N DAY, AND DATS WHY FMR GOAL KINGS LIKE BAFFOUR N NOW OTOO ARE STRUGGLING. U IDIOTS DONT LISTEN. U WILL LEARN THE HARD WAY
  • John Dhont
    says: 6 years ago
    The reason why the Club Brugge coach wanted him to stay longer so that he can judge him was because the first team was in Poland for a Uefa League game against Wroclav. So, how could the coach judge him if he did not see him playing. Do we "stupid whites" have to buy players without seeing them playing? The whites looking down to the blacks? What a joke. Do you know where most of the Ivory Coast stars started their career? They started with the stupid white Belgians. BTW, I'm absolutely not a Club Brugge supporter. Otoo just arrived at the wrong moment in Belgium. I don't know who is to blame for this wrong timing. Let him go to a top-flight team in the Norwegian chicken league. There are no European top teams in Norway. Its absolutely normal that Club Brugge wanted to test him before buying him as playing in Ghana is totaly different from playing in Europe. But anyway, I think Otoo is a good player.