The Phobians midfielder has left the club this week despite all efforts made to extend his stay and his agent says it did not bother on financial reasons
Agent of former Hearts of Oak midfielder Benjamin Afutu has insisted that his client did not leave the club because of financial disagreement.
Reports were rife on Tuesday that Afutu has rejected a new offer by Hearts and was not even registered for the upcoming Caf Champions League. One of the reasons given was that the player and his agent believed the new salary and bonuses presented by Hearts were not enough.
But his agent Daniel William Takyi has advised the club’s supporters not to buy such false statements flying around.
“No club has contacted Afutu both domestic or abroad. So at the moment, Benjamin Afutu is clubless,” Takyi told Accra-based Angel FM.
“I will like to state clearly that money was not a bone of contention in the contract extension. A lot of things went into taking this decision and we believe this is the best looking at the options available.
“Afutu has other ideas and ambitions and his new club will be known very soon. We strongly hope that things will be better for him and his career,” he added.
Hearts wanted Afutu to play the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League next month against Guinean club CI Kamsar.
In the absence of Afutu, Hearts were able to sign Agyenim Boateng from Medeama, New Edubiase youngster Salim Adams, WAFA youngster Asubonteng and Great Olympics captain Gladson Awako.