Bursaspor chief, Ali Ay has confirmed the Turkish topflight side has launched a formal bid to sign Ghana forward Patrick Twumasi in the January transfer window.
Footy-Ghana.com understands that this follows an express request from the Green Crocodiles manager Paul Le Guen after analyzing videos of Twumasi as well as UAE-based Senegalese international Moussa Sow and Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Kayode.
The club has, since the demand of the French coach, officially slapped in bids for Twumasi and Sow with the Ghana international remaining the main target.
“We want to sign a striker. We have offered our bid for former Lille and Fenerbahce striker Moussa Sow and Astana’s striker Patrick Twumasi. Now we are waiting for a reply,” the Bursaspor President told the Turkish press.
This is the second attempt by Bursaspor to sign the 23-year-old right wing attacker this season. Last summer, the club bid €750,000 for Twumasi but they were rebuffed by Astana who were keen on keeping their man for the Uefa Champions League campaign.
Patrick Twumasi scored 14 goals and bagged 9 assists in 40 games in all competitions for Astana in 2017.
He has also been liked with German sides Stuttgart and HSV Hamburg while Russia’s Spartak Moscow are also reported to be interested in landing him.
Patrick Twumasi is under contract until December 2019.