Asante Kotoko not ready to meet Yacouba’s ‘outrageous’ demands; player certain to leave as free agent

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The Porcupine Warriors chief has confirmed that their talisman will certainly leave the club when his contract expires

Asante Kotoko executive chairman Kwame Kyei has revealed the club’s readiness to let go their want away striker Songne Yacouba following his outrageous demands.

The 28-year-old has barely four months left on his contract with Kotoko and despite several negotiations between his counsel and the club, both parties have failed to agree on his future.

Yacouba is demanding $150,000 before he will put pen to paper but Kotoko is reported to have offered him half of the amount which he has declined to accept.

The development means Yacouba can start negotiations with other suitors in February due to the ‘Bossman ruling.’

“We met him [Songne Yacouba] and his representatives to discuss about his contract extension but their demands can’t be fulfilled by Kotoko,” Kyei told reporters

“Before God and man, we can’t pay $150,000 which Yacouba and his agent have been demanding since we started the negotiations. Kotoko can’t pay such an amount of money for his contract renewal.

“Therefore, his contract will end soon and he will certainly leave the club because he is not ready to agree to our terms,” he added.

Yacouba has seen a dip in form this season as he is yet to break his duck after five games in 2019-20 Ghana Premier League.

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