World Cup 2010: Ghana's Jonathan Mensah attracts English suitors

Published on: 06 June 2010

Ghana World Cup player Jonathan Mensah could be a subject of transfer tussle between English Premier League duo Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The 19-year-old defender, who was an unused substitute at the Africa Cup of Nations, has already attracted interest from a host of top European clubs including Lazio and Juventus.

Spurs boss Harry ­Redknapp is keen to bolster his defensive options with Spurs having qualified for the Champions League.

The centre-back, who spent last season on loan at Spanish club Granada from Udinese, is keen to test himself in the Premier League next term.

Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has been keeping an eye on Mensah’s performances and could be tempted to lure the player to the Midlands.

But Spurs are able to offer the teenager Champions League football.

Mensah was a key member of the Ghana squad that won the 2009 Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

Comments

  • TJ
    says: 8 years ago
    Good luck buddy!
  • Fiifi Amoah
    says: 8 years ago
    I think this lad must go to the French League,it a good starting point for his career!
  • ahoofe
    says: 8 years ago
    black stars players should learn how to score is very improtant,bcos our finish is not the best.
  • kingjoe
    says: 8 years ago
    I THINK THE BLACK STARS SHOULD TRAIN A LOT ON SHOOTING CAUSE THE WORLD CUP BALL IS VERY LIGHT !!!!!!!!::::!!they should trick defenders by attempting and faking short
  • bells
    says: 8 years ago
    dont go unless they can guarantee u a starting place dont make adiyiahs mistake
  • Lipo
    says: 8 years ago
    Hello, ghanaians ! Please watch this site, I was wrote, it's about the Black Stars! GO GHANA ! http://www.westindex.hu/sport/hello-bafana-xiv-resz-csillagok-csillagok-szepen-ragyogjatok
  • keith from germany
    says: 8 years ago
    guys let me tell u our goalscoring problem.back home in ghana,we play too much small poles.due to that we have great defenders n great ball passers. here in europe the kids play from their childhood days big poles thats why we ghanaians are having problems scoring in games. an european boy knows where the pole is without looking. its about time we train the youngsters to learn how to play big poles. even this story i just wrote has also been published in top german sports megazine kicker. what do u say fellow forumites??
  • keith from germany
    says: 8 years ago
    bro lipo nobody can read this ungarian language(I GUESS).only lipo knows wat he has written.
  • stadio2
    says: 8 years ago
    Lippo, I think it is the other way round. I believe if you become perfect with the small poles accuracy should not be a problem when u see a big pole (cos u always know where u want to put the ball). On the surface u may seem right but technically it is the other way round. The fact of the matter is we are not great goal scorers compared to the europeans, its all over africa, not just ghana.
  • Blow
    says: 8 years ago
    Goals are scored by players who are always composed before shooting.our players don't shoot instead they get rid of the ball for reasons best known to them.Just watch the quality of shots Ghanaian players are going to release during the World cup.....baby shots and rugby goals.COMPOSURE is the key to SCORE goals.
  • Crusader7
    says: 8 years ago
    Right on, Blow!!!
  • Mr Mor
    says: 8 years ago
    Scoring goals requires intelligence and poise. It's all in the head. African players go for power rather than shrewdness. With power, there are more misses than on-target. The reverse is true with intelligent kicks. See how Messi scores his goals and compare with Drogba's goals. We need our coaches to emphasize intelligent shooting.
  • Ghost of Sparta
    says: 8 years ago
    I think playing with small poles rather helps when it comes to bigger poles but the problem is that, because the poles are small(and also because we always had people defending the small poles) WE DON'T SHOOT MUCH. We need target practice. We need to play a little table tennis and learning about little things like ball rotation and things they teach us here in europe. Wish i had a post in the Black Stars. Greetings, Al
  • kale
    says: 8 years ago
    Annan have been on arsenal's radar for seasons as far Ghanasoccernet is concerned. but this move never came to past
  • texas
    says: 8 years ago
    I would agree with both "keith from germany" and "Ghost of Sparta." But do not forget that we have had very good strikers in the past,and that most of our mid fielders are goal scorers.