Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak have been left frustrated by midfielder Benjamin Afutu who, according to Ghana Sports Online sources, has been playing dilly-dally with his contract renewal with a deal in Egypt in the offing.
Afutu, 25, has been included in the Phobians 36-man squad submitted to the Confederation of African Football [CAF] for the 2021/22 Champions League campaign.
But, the former Karela United midfielder, has failed to commit himself to a fresh deal despite countless attempts by the former African champions.
Though Hearts spokesperson Kwame Opare-Addo in an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM has claimed ‘the dust will settle soon’ on the midfielder’s contract renewal Ghana Sports Online has learnt the midfielder is close to agreeing a deal with an Egyptian side.
A source in Egypt told Ghana Sports Online: “Paperwork and everything is almost done for the midfielder to move here in Egypt to sign for a club I will inform you about in the coming days. If the final paperworks go through in the coming days there is no chance he will commit himself with a deal to Hearts of Oak.”
Meanwhile Hearts anticipated the loss of the midfielder, who featured 29 times in their league winning success story, by signing talented 19-year-old midfielder Salim Adams from New Edubiase United.
Afutu declined to comment on his future when he was recently quizzed by a journalist on whether he is renewing his contract with the Ghanaian double winners.
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