Tagoe happy to make Belgrade move
2/1/2011 7:23:48 AM -
Ghana striker Prince Tagoe is eager to make the best out of his loan move to Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade.
Tagoe has joined Partizan on a six-month loan from Germany's Hoffenheim with the option of making a permanent move at the end of the season.
'The main reason I joined Partizan is because I need regular first team football and I believe this is a step forward in my career,' said Tagoe, who made only 12 appearances for Hoffenheim since he joined in 2009.
'I heard a lot of good things about Partizan and I will be completely focused on winning trophies with the club, I have worked hard to stay in shape and I am looking forward to joining my new team mates in training,' he added.
Partizan are also looking to sign Tagoe's compatriot Dominic Adiyiah on loan from Italian league leaders AC Milan.
Adiyiah, who was the top scorer at the Under-20 World Cup in 2009 when Ghana won the title, is currently on loan at Italian second division side Reggina and Partizan president Dragan Djuric said he would be a natural strike partner to Tagoe.
'We have added two quality players to our squad and getting a third would leave us in the driving seat to retain the league and cup double,' Djuric said.
Partizan are five points ahead of bitter city rivals Red Star at the December-February winter break and also meet them in the two-leg Serbian Cup semi-final in March and April.