In-demand Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh reject $350k transfer fee from Spanish side Leganes
Dec 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Hearts of Oak forward Daniel Afriyie Barnieh is said to have rejected a transfer move to the Spanish club CD Leganes.
Afriyie Barnieh has emerged as a transfer for a host of clubs in Europe and Africa including Leganes following his outstanding performance for club and country this campaign.
The Segunda Division side who are keen to secure the services of the striker in the January transfer window has officially contacted the player and his representatives.
Leganes offered a transfer fee around US$350,000 to land the highly-rated youngster but Barnieh and his representatives have rejected a move to the Spanish second-tier club as the deal falls through.
The former Ghana U-20 captain who is on the radar of several clubs is said to be weighing up his option.
It is unknown whether the 2022 World Cup star will extend his stay with Hearts of Oak.
Despite being out of contract at Hearts of Oak, the 21-year-old has been included in the Black Galaxies squad for training camp in Egypt ahead of the upcoming 2023 CHAN tournament in Algeria.
He played an instrumental role in the home-based national team qualification to the tournament having missed out in the last three editions.
Afriyie Barnieh scored three goals in four matches in the qualifiers against Benin and Nigeria, earning in place in the Black Stars final squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
The former Ghana U20 captain attracted a lot of attention home and abroad when he excelled in the last warm-up friendly match against Switzerland in Abu Dhabi on November 17, 2022.
The young attacker was handed his very first start for Ghana at the senior level as the Black Stars beat the Swiss team by a 2-0 scoreline.
Afriyie Barnieh was impressive for the Ghana U23 side when they eliminated Mozambique from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with him scoring in each of the two-legged tie.