Exclusive: Ghana’s Afena-Gyan to join Serie A returnees on loan from Roma


The youngster is expected to seal a loan deal from Roma ahead of the new season as Jose Mourinho believes he needs more game time elsewhere

Ghana striker Felix Afena-Gyan has been identified as the latest player likely to join Serie A returnees Lecce on loan, AshesGyamera.com can report.

Although, Afena-Gyan was initially linked with a loan move to Sassuolo, the Puglia region-based club looks like the frontrunners this time around, after their plans for the youngster’s development excite Roma’s top hierarchy and Jose Mourinho.

The 19-year-old joined Roma from a lower division side from his native country Ghana and was quickly drafted into the senior team after an explosive start at the Primavera last season.

Although, he was part of the squad that won Roma the maiden Uefa Conference League title, his progress has somehow been hindered due to the availability of Tammy Abraham, Nicola Zaniola and other top players as he lacked game time.

He made 17 appearances in Serie A – starting six time and coming on as a substitute in 11 games. It was on October 27, 2021 that the Ghanaian made his bow for Roma at the age of 18 years and 281 days, against Cagliari.

Afena-Gyan has made four international caps for Ghana and boasts of one goal which was scored against Madagascar in the 3-0 victory in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.


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