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MC Alger in advanced talks with Dreams FC over Joseph Esso transfer

Striker Joseph Esso looks set to leave Dreams FC just 7 months into his contract following a strong transfer interest from Algerian topflight side Mouloudia Club d’Alger.

Per Footy-Ghana.com checks, the 7-time Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 champions are far gone in negotiations with officials of Dreams FC and are confident of sealing paperwork today.

MC Alger – who are 12th with 22 points from 15 matches in the Algerian league standings – have already secured terms of a three-year contract with Esso, Footy-Ghana.com can report.

Dreams signed the 24-year-old in a free-agent deal for two years from Hearts.

Esso had a slow start to the 2021 season due to injury but recovered to score 10 goals in 16 appearances before the first round of the Ghana Premier League ended.

His impressive numbers earned him a place in Ghana’s squad for the final two games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Esso’s transfer to MC Alger, will see him become the third Ghana Premier League striker  – after Daniel Lomotey and Kwame Opoku – to switch to Algeria this season.

Lomotey was transferred to ES Setif by WAFA SC in January when he was leading the scorers’ chart with 8 goals while 7-goal Opoku’s transfer to USM Alger from Asante Kotoko was confirmed by both clubs a fortnight ago.

The last time Ghanaian players to join the Algerian topflight was in 2011 when former Kotoko attackers Samad Oppong and Alex Asamoah signed for ES Seti. But their stint was short as they had their contracts terminated after four months.

 

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