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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena set for shock £8million move to English side Brighton

Published on: 10 August 2017
Raphael Dwamena

Newly-promoted English Premier League side Brighton have slapped a shock £8m offer to sign Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena from Swiss side FC Zurich, Ghana's leading football news outfit Ghanasoccernet.com can reveal.

The 21-year-old is facing a remarkable career jump with the mouth watering offer for his Zurich-based club as well as an irresistible personal terms.

The Swiss giants have also confirmed that they have received several offers for the unassuming striker from several clubs in the top leagues of Europe.

The Premier League club's offer was placed on Wednesday night to force the Swiss top-flight club to release the explosive attacker just six months after joining them from Austria.

Brighton's offer comes as a shock for Dwamena who is only moved from the Austrian second tier club Lustenau as the end of January .

The Swiss side bought the striker for about £250,000 just six months ago from Austria Lustenau and will make a decent profit of £7, 750,000 if they allow him to move.

However FC Zurich President Ancillo Canepa says they are in a sound financial position not to hurriedly sell their highly-rated Ghanaian attacker.

Even though they are reluctant to release the Black Stars striker for the amount offered, the leader of the Swiss giants won't rule out a sale of the player if the right price is met.

"We've always had inquiries for him on the table, and yes, we currently have an offer from England but we do not want to sell him for sporting reasons," President Canepa said.

"Sure, when a certain scale is reached, you have to do the business as a Swiss club for economic reasons.

"So I do not want to exclude a sale, but so far there is no offer at a financial level where I would be nervous.

"We have no economic need to surrender to Dwamena."

Dwamena will be a sporting loss for Zurich if he leaves but 1600% profit represent a business for FC Zurich if they accept the offer from Brighton.

With twelve goals in 18 games, the attacker from Ghana helped Zurich win their promotion to the top-flight.

In the current Super League season, Dwamena have scored two goals in three games - both against ÖFB goalie Heinz Lindner in the 2-0 derby win over Grasshoppers.

 

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  • Tex says:
    August 10, 2017 01:29 pm
    Sounds like a great move on paper, but Dwamena is just hitting his stride. He should stay in the Swiss League and get more playing time so he can develop, or go to an EPL team where he can play. We can't have players going to big teams just to sit on the bench.
  • Kb says:
    August 10, 2017 02:10 pm
    Well said, this guy is not even half-fully developed yet. I don't know who is pushing him with all this "sika anibere3" intentions. I hope he realized that himself, stay at the current club, get enough playing time, learn from the Asamoah Gyans, Dedes and the others at the national team level (luckily Akwasi Appiah seems to like your passes and great finishes). Not quite ready for EPL