Daniel Opare’s agent Nathaniel explains brouhaha with Augsburg

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Ghana defender Daniel Opare’s agent Chris Nathaniel has revealed that Augsburg terminated the contract of his client because he failed to extend his contract.

The 28-year-old has only five months left on his current deal after joining the German side from FC Porto in 2015 and reports suggested that he was spotted having transfer talks with Schalke after his move to former Premier League champions Leicester City fell through.

According to Nathaniel, Opare never flouted any laws in football and believes the defender has been treated unfairly by Augsburg.

“​I am shocked by the recent false ​statements about my client Daniel Opare​.” Nathaniel told The Sun.

“​Firstly, ​ he is still contracted to FC Augsburg and will be ​t​here until the end of the season when his contract ends so the talk of him being sacked are incorrect.​”

​”​I received a call from FC Augsburg on Thursday stating unless my client signed the contract they had offered in two days he would not play for the club​ again.”

“​The offer from the club did not meet my client’s requirements and he was subsequently banished from first​-​team activities and even asked to clear his locker,​ which I found petty and unprofessional considering he has been at the club for some 30 months​.”

“​Daniel will continue to train hard and will be available to help the ​club if called upon and it​ i​ironic his temperament was never put into question before the contract issue.”

​He added: “Finally Daniel has five months on his contract so he is entitled legally to talk with any club​. He is proud to be linked with ​clubs like Leicester​ ​and Schalke but he has been and will continue to be focused on helping Augsburg finish as high in the league as possible whenever called upon​.”​

Opare has been in a wonderful form this season in the Bundesliga leading to Leicester’s £2.5 million bid which was rejected.

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