Well, it’s not very often that we hear football players ready to spend their own money to push through a transfer to their dream club.
That appears the case for Medeama SC midfielder Justice Blay who is currently on-loan at Asante Kotoko.
He made the assertion in an interview with Kumasi FM insisting he’s ready to pay part of his transfer fee to avoid a move to Hearts of Oak and stay at Asante Kotoko.
“There were many approaches for me to join Hearts of Oak during my days at Medeama but couldn’t be successful. I remember how one supporter of them who is a police officer(Sheriff Phobia)at Takoradi who was on my neck to sign for them but gave up on me”, Blay is quoted.
“I cannot play for Hearts of Oak, I am a Kotoko player now. Should Kotoko fail to meet the demands of Medeama in a permanent deal, I will add my own money to avoid a move to Hearts of Oak should they be able to meet the demand.
“I cannot be ungrateful to Asanteman and the Kotoko fans for everything they have done for me.”
Meanwhile, Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho joined a list of few players who paid of part of their transfer fees to secure transfer to their dream club.
He is reported to have paid an outstanding fee of £12.5 million to join Barcelona in 2018.