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04.04.2007 Football News



Ghana midfielder Eric Addo has revealed he will definitely leave the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season.The 28-year-old, who joined the club in 2000, will not extend his contract when it expires in June.

Addo says lack of first team opportunities could cost him his place in Ghana's national team ahead of the country hosting of the Nations Cup next year.

"I will not extend my contract with PSV because things are not improving here for me," Addo told BBC Sport.

"The Nations Cup is getting close and if I have to stay I should be guaranteed more playing time to be fit for the tournament in Ghana.

"PSV understand my situation and they have agreed to allow me to leave at the end of the season."

Addo was instrumental in the club's title win last season but has seen little first team action this term.

He has been on the bench as PSV have marched towards retaining their Dutch title and won a place in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League.

"Even though PSV is a big club it is a different feeling to be on the bench," Addo said.

"I have been patient but sometimes I think I deserve to play but I am ignored.

"I am not satisfied with the ten minutes I play for each game so I am looking elsewhere for playing opportunities."

Addo was hampered by a knee injury in 2000 after his record US$7.3 million move from Belgium's Club Brugge.

He recovered and spent two seasons on loan with rivals Roda JC Kerkrade in 2002 before returning to PSV in 2004.

At Brugge he was viewed as a potential superstar on the European stage after bursting into the first team ranks and helping them to win a Belgian championship in 1998.

Addo won the Young Player of the Year award in Belgium in 1998.