Ghana midfielder Kwame Poku has revealed contracting coronavirus and that delayed his move to Championship side Peterborough.
Poku who made his Black Stars debut in March this year, on Monday became Peterborough’s seventh summer recruit after agreeing a four-year contract.
And speaking at his unveiling, Poku suggested the move would have been sealed earlier had it not been for coronavirus as he tested positive and had to self-isolate.
“I am really happy to be here, it has taken a little while because I have actually had Covid, but it is all good, things like that can happen, I am really looking forward to getting started. This club have shown they can develop younger players and I am excited to get going," he told the club's website.
Poku played 75 games in two seasons with Colchester, scoring six goals.
“I really enjoyed my time at Colchester. There were ups and downs, but that is football, I wish them nothing but the best for the future. I like to express myself as a footballer, to try and create and score goals and enjoy it," he added.
The 19-year-old is expected to help the club achieve its audacious Premier League promotion target in the new season.