06.03.2003 Football Transfers

Nyarko To Play In Qatar?

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Troubled Ghanaian international, Alex Nyarko could be ending the season with Qatari club, Al- Ittihad after walking out on French club, Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Nyarko, on Friday walked out after PSG failed to sign on him permanently from English club, Everton.

The unhappy Ghanaian midfielder was on loan from Everton to PSG. Everton had put a price tag of £3million on Nyarko but PSG was prepared to settle on a £2million transfer deal, which was turned down.

Al- Ittihad handled by French coach, Christian Gourcuff who is impressed by the Ghanaian midfielder is reported to have already contacted Alex Nyarko. The 29-year-old midfielder, after walking out on PSG admitted his willingness to switch from the French league to the United Arab Emirates or China where he believes he would be offered a full contract.

Nyarko is considering the offer and is expected to fly to Qatar to discuss the prospect of moving to Al- Ittihad. The Ghanaian player refused to train the whole of last week after issuing a quit threat and finally quit PSG following the continuous problems with his loan deal from English side, Everton.

PSG coach, Luis Fernandez described Nyarko’s decision as regrettable in view of the trust he and the teammates reposed in him. The former Black Stars midfielder who was on a season long loan move from Everton is likely not to make a return to Everton where it now appears he has no future.

Nyarko who could hardly cope with the fast paced style of the English game seemed to have ended the dream in England when an irate fan confronted him on the pitch bemoaning his poor showing in a league match.

Alex Nyarko who quit Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars has been given a call up by new Ghana coach, Bukhard Ziese. But until Nyarko sorts out his troubled career and complete his possible move to Al- Ittihad he would not be making a return to the Black Stars.

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