I could have joined Juventus but for Hearts... - Charles Taylor narrates European ordeal

Published on: 05 March 2019

Former Hearts of Oak star Charles Taylor has made an astonishing revelation about his former club and how they prevented him from gaining a contract in Italy that could have landed him to Juventus.

Taylor, who was the toast of fans in the early 2000's in the Ghana Premier League was invited to Italy by former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah to have a trial with Brescia.

According to Taylor, Brescia were ready to offer Hearts $400,000 and if he succeeded at the club, he could join Juventus.

However, the management of Hearts back then stopped the move insisting there was a better deal Switzerland.

"I went to Italy, I was with Brescia, Stephen Appiah actually invited me there," he told Delay on the Delay Show. "They actually agreed to sign me and give Hearts $400,000," he added.

"I was even told if I perform well at the club they will sell me to Juventus and Hearts will also earn a share out of that money. So I came back and prepared to leave."

"On a Wednesday I told Hearts I was leaving on Friday and they told me to stay because there was a better offer from Switzerland," he added.

Delay then asked if he was bitter with the club, Taylor answered strongly,"Yes, I am!"

The 37-year old developed an acrimonious relationship with the club and later joined their arch rivals Asante Kotoko.

By Lukman Evergreen Mumin