Kwadwo Asamoah of Udinese, has attracted the attention of Manchester United in recent weeks and reports state that a €12million offer has already been rejected by the Serie A club. Juventus are thought to be looking for the signature of the Ghanaian midfielder, but have also failed to reach an agreement. It is reported that Udinese would like a larger fee for Asamoah to change clubs and Manchester United might increase their offer to bolster their midfield, which has suffered some problems since 2009.
Why would Manchester United be interested in Kwadwo Asamoah?
Asamoah first appeared in the Udinese side in 2008 when he was loaned to them from AC Bellinzona. He made his debut on 11th January 2009 in the match against UC Sampdoria. He scored his first goal against Fiorentina on 19th April 2009, where Udinese went on to twin the match 3-1. At the end of the 2008/09 season, Udinese signed the Ghanaian international for €800,000. Kwadwo has made 76 league appearances for Udinese since 2009/10 season, scoring four goals. In the season he was loaned to Udinese, he made 27 appearances, scoring twice. He played every game for Ghana in the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and has made a total of 41 appearances for his country, scoring once.
I believe Asamoah has the ability to play in the Premier League, but personally I believe there are better targets out there. The only thing that would put me off the deal is the fact he will most likely play for Ghana in the African Cup of Nations, which means we could potentially lose his services every two years in January, which is about the time Manchester United start to focus on the end of the season.
Here is a video showing Kwadwo Asamoah in action, taken from YouTube user ‘Ghanman84’.
By Paul Bienkowski