Striker Joseph Esso has been awarded a fresh two-year deal by Hearts of Oak according to multiple media reports.
The former Ebusua Dwarfs striker together with four others after failing to agree to a contract extension with the Phobians. Benjamin Agyare, Bernard Arthur, Abubakar Traore and Christopher Bonney were also released.
Supporters of the club criticised the hierarchy of the club following the decision to part ways with five players especially, Joseph Esso.
Reports in the local media suggest that Esso’s demands according to reports were too high for Hearts to meet as they were not ready to lower their guns while the Phobians, on the other hand, were also not ready to up their bid – therefore the need to go their separate ways.
And reports say management of the club and Esso’s representatives have reached an agreement and the striker has agreed to pen a two year deal with the club in the coming days.
Esso, who played 14 games and netted on three occasions in the Premier League last season, joined Hearts from Ebusua Dwarfs in 2018.
He was among Ghana’s best players at the 2019 Wafu Cup of Nations in Senegal where he netted twice to help the side finish as runners-up.