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French side Troyes sign Henry Oware on 3.5-year contract

Highly-rated Ghanaian youngster Henry Oware has completed a move to French Ligue 1 side Troyes, the club confirmed Wednesday.

The 18-year-old centre-back arrives on a three-and-a-half-year contract from WAFA SC.

“ESTAC is pleased to announce the signing of the first professional contracts of Tarek Issaoui and Henry Oware. The two defenders are now engaged with the Trojan club until June 30, 2026. The whole club wishes them a lot of success in Blue & White!,” read a club statement.

Oware was promoted to the WAFA first team at 16 from the club’s junior side during the second half of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season. He went on to feature in 21 league games as they got relegated at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Man City hands?

In April 2022, it was widely reported in the English papers that Manchester City had won the race to sign Henry Oware ahead of Barcelona, Arsenal, Salzburg and Lille.

The reports claimed that The City Football Group will pay €1 million for the services of the defender who had been scouted for two years.

Oware was to be immediately sent to sister club Troyes in Ligue 1 due to the fact he would not be eligible to play in England due to the strict points system for overseas players imposed by the FA.

The transfer was reported to be sealed in the summer but it rather happened in the winter transfer window.

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