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24.05.2006 League Report

Kotoko ready to negotiate Taylor deal

Kotoko ready to negotiate Taylor deal
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Kumasi Asante Kotoko is keen on raising the $200,000 required to secure the services of Charles Taylor permanently from Tunisian club, Etoile Du Sahel.

The Porcupine Warriors secured Taylor on a six month loan deal reportedly worth $50,000.

But the loan deal ends on the 30th of June and Kotoko intend to turn the deal into a permanent transfer.

According to reports, Taylor has expressed his desire to remain with Kotoko after an unsuccessful season long stay in Tunisia.

Though the Porcupine warriors concede $200,000 is a bit on the high side, the club's acting Chief executive, Jarvis Peprah insists they are confident of raising the required amount.

"He is a good player and we would like to have him. But the financial situation of the club is not good enough.

"Let us see whether it would be prudent to spend $200,000 on him now. But let us wait between now and June, the end of June.

"However, we are not raising up our arms up in despair."

Meanwhile, Kumasi Asante Kotoko has loaned two players to newly promoted Swedru All Blacks.

Elvis Opoku and Kweku Essien would both be joining the former premiership side for next season's premier league.