The President of Swiss side FC Zurich says they accepted Brighton’s bid for striker Raphael Dwamena just to allow the player fulfill his Premier League dream and not for the money.
Almost a fortnight ago, the Swiss league leaders rejected Brighton’s initial offer of £8million citing they were not interested in any transfer business for the young Ghana international this summer.
President Ancillo Canepa went on to say the club’s books is in good shape such that they are not tempted to cash in on the offer received from the Premier League new boys.
However, on Monday, a deal was agreed for Dwamena to move to England after the Seagulls, who have not scored a goal in their two league games, presented an improved offer.
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“From a sporting point of view, we regret this change very much.
“But we wanted to meet Raphael Dwamena’s dream to play in the Premier League,” President Canepa said.
“We thank him for his fairness, his commitment to the FCZ and wish him all the best for the future,” he added.
Raphael Dwamena joined FC Zurich from Austria Lustenau in February. In 25 competitive games, the 21-year-old scored 17 goals and made 7 assists.