Opare clinches Belgian move with Standard deal

Published on: 05 July 2010

Ghana youth right-back Daniel Opare will Real Mardid to join Belgian giants Standard Liege in the coming days, Ghanasoccernet can exclusively reveal.

The 19-year-old has decided to quit the Spanish and Europeans giants after two years of frustration in the second side of the Madrid-based team.

He has now agreed a three-year contract with Standard with another option for a further year.

A statement released by Standard said: “We were quietly working a deal with Real Madrid over Daniel Opare and we can announce that a deal has been reached.”

Standard will now agree personal terms with Opare before the deal is sealed.

Opare has already played 20 matches for the youth teams of Ghana and has one cap at the full international level.

In 2008, he signed a contract with Real Madrid Opare for four seasons, but he soon ended up in the B team.

His lack of play and a serious knee injury prevented him from gaining a position in the national team.

In his absence Samuel Inkoom stepped up into the ranks and he is now regarded as the second choice behind John Paintsil.

But the move to Belgium will offer Opare the new chance to revive his career and fight for a place in the Ghana national team.

He was a regular player for the Real Madrid reserve team Castilla that finished third in the Spanish junior leagues.

Comments

  • gunner
    says: 9 years ago
    good nuus
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    That's really good news,all that matters is playing time.Real Madrid the Galacticos always go for the already made stars they normally don't have that kind of youth policy as Arsenal,Man U and others do so it was an unwise decision by Opare to have signed for Real Madrid in 2008.All the young and upcoming players should think twice and follow the clue of Dede and stop signing for those so called big clubs.They should go where their service will be needed not where they will be made to warm the bench.Talented players like Adiyiah,Ransford Osei,Opare,Jordan Ayew etc should wise up b4 this so called big clubs waste their talents!
  • david
    says: 9 years ago
    opare,plz be patience in God all things are possible.avec dieu toutes est possible
  • d-rock
    says: 9 years ago
    God ,Ghana and D-rock are all behind you ... you were so unlucky Inkoom just stepped up...but i bet with hard work you will have a position in the National team soon....God Bless
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    a wise move.
  • i_issiaka
    says: 9 years ago
    its is a nice move
  • Maaka maka
    says: 9 years ago
    I bet you Opare is far better than both inkoom and painstil.He overlaps with speed,power and gives good and quality crosses to the forwards.who can tell me how many good crosses inkoom or painstil does in a game for our forwards,thank God now he will be playing.Painstil and inkoom should watch out for the real right back player is coming for them.Their time will soon be up.Good luck Daniel.
  • X-ray
    says: 9 years ago
    Chickentali,great move.Go do your thing there and God willing you will be back to the national team cos Gh need your service.
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    maka maka this guy is good but not as good as inkoom.why was inkoom playing at the under 20 in egypt n he was on the bench. i dont have anything against opare cuz his overlappings are great but his defensive works are poor. opare gotta prove himself first of at this level becuz the kind of level he wanna get,pantsil n inkoom have already attained this level. inkoom n pantsil have been playing first division football as well as the europa league which is very important for a players moral n confidence. opare has only been playing in thr real madrid castilla(SECOND TEAM OF REAL MADRID)whereby he was also injured for a long time. bro maka maka i respect ur opinion becuz everybody is entiltled to his or her opinion,but next time with all due respect bring in the facts becuz inkoom n pantsil are masters of their own self.opare must first of all get to that level becuz he has got the talent to do so.
  • BIGOSTON
    says: 9 years ago
    i like it boy
  • Big mouth
    says: 9 years ago
    with you keith
  • joe arhin
    says: 9 years ago
    i like it boy nice one god blesse you
  • jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    Keith the reason why he was on the bench was because he was rusty due to lack of playing time and sitting on the sidelines at Real Madrid.Opare in my assessment is a good reader of the game and overlaps and recovers well than Inkoom.At the under 17 championships,Opare was bomb but as you rightly said he sat on the sidelines during the under 20's because of lack of playing time at the elite stage of the game.Inkoom is good but i think with much playing time for Opare ,he certainly is better than Inkoom and i am certain that with this move to Belgium,he will come out good and regain his form that got him attracted to a big team like Real Madrid at just age 17.
  • jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    He was competing for places in Real with the likes of big names like Sergio Ramos,now Raul Abiol and the likes.He is a good player and he will come out good if he gets enough playing time and i would like to say that Saddick Adams too is another gem to watch out for.He is also part of the under 17 squad that was only kicked out of the tournament due to the wizardry of a certain Bojan Krkic.