Raphael Dwamena dismisses Schalke 04 transfer rumour

Published on: 29 May 2018
Raphael Dwamena dismisses Schalke 04 transfer rumour
Raphael Dwamena

Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena has rubbished talks linking him to German giants Schalke 04 in the summer window.

The forward has been linked with a move to the Royal Blues following his superlative performance for FC Zurich in the just ended Swiss Super League.

Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco is reported to be keen to augment his attacking line ahead of their return to the UEFA Champions League next season, and has identified the 22-year-old as an option.

But the former Austria Lustenau marksman insists he knows nothing about the reports making rounds during an interview with Happy FM.

“My team haven’t told me anything yet. I’ve also read it on the web but my team is yet to tell me anything about it so I will treat it as a rumour but I’m crossing my fingers and if it happened to be true then I believe it’ll be the will of God,” Dwamena disclosed told Happy FM.

Dwamena was closed to joining English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion last summer but the deal was called off in the final moments after he was reported to have failed a routine medical.

When asked if the botched move to the Seagulls had an adverse effect on his performance in the just ended campaign for FC Zurich.

“I can’t say it affected my season but normally as a human being it will affect you a little bit but like I believe life without challenges is no life.”

“I’ve moved on from all that happened last year. By God’s grace we’ve qualified for the Europa league so I’m looking forward to it.

In the just ended season, Dwamena, who can play in any position across the frontline, made 32 league appearances involving 28 starts for Zurich, scoring nine times.

Dwamena who joined Zurich from Austria Lustenau, last year, scored a combined 30 goals over the course of last season.

He is expected to lead the line for the Black Stars in their international friendly clash against the Blue Samurai of Japan on Wednesday.