German Bundesliga II side Hamburg have cancelled the trials of Ghanaian defender Joseph Baffo.
The former Bundesliga side had earlier scheduled a trial for the 25 year old following injuries to key defenders, including Gideon Jung.
However, the test had to be cancelled with Joseph Baffo due to be ready in 6 to 8 weeks.
Hamburg are on the market for a quick fix to their current predicament and will need a replacement for the injury ruined side.
The club posted on Twitter, "After yesterday's performance tests prevails the opinion that the 25-year-old would only reach in six to eight weeks, the required level of performance". Consequently, HSV's search for a central defensive player continues."
Earlier Ghanasoccernet.com exclusively reported that Baffo would fit perfectly into the HSV profile. Especially through the long-term failures of Gideon Jung and Kyriakos Papadopoulos, the search was intensified.
Baffo had suffered a cruciate ligament rupture only last October, and his contract with Eintracht Braunschweig expired at the end of last season.
The center-back and U-21 European champion with Sweden came to Braunschweig in 2015, he has played 53 games in the lower division scoring three goals and an assist.
Joseph Baffo wird das für heute angekündigte Probetraining bei uns nicht absolvieren. Nach gestrigen Leistungstests im UKE herrscht die Einschätzung vor, dass der 25-Jährige erst in voraussichtlich sechs bis acht Wochen das benötigte Leistungslevel erreichen würde. pic.twitter.com/OiD3pzwGgj
— Hamburger SV (@HSV) July 31, 2018
By Lukman Evergreen Mumin