Ghana international Edwin Gyimah asked to be released from his contract with Swedish side Helsingborgs IF, club President Krister Azelisus has confirmed.
The 26-year-old has been training with South African Bidvest Wits since the Swedish season ended about a month ago.
His decision to train with the PSL champions raised suspicions of a possible reunion with his former coach Gavin Hunt. But it was played down.
Gyimah made 24 appearances for Helsingborgs in his debut season and scored two goals. Despite the impressive game time under his belt, the former Orlando Pirates player seems not happy at the European side.
And he made his intentions to look elsewhere clear to the club.
That prompted officials of the Swedish second tier side to search for the midfielder’s replacement. They ended up signing his compatriot Mohammed Abubakari last week.
“We made a change of value in connection with the Abubakari discussion,” HIF’s President Krister Azelius said.
When the super-season was over, Edwin Gyimah was already in Africa and expressed a wish to leave.
“How that discussion had ended if we had not landed Abubakari is written in the stars. We see it as if we put Abubakari on the position that Gyimah has maintained. As everyone in northwestern Skåne knows, we cannot just turn on, but we have to change some money, says Krister Azelius, and continues:
“While Edwin Gyimah looked at options, we chased Abubakari and negotiated with him.
Edwin Gyimah could be confirmed as a new player for Bidvest Wits in the coming days.