Ghanaian Defender Alexander Djiku's Transfer to Hoffenheim Hits a Snag

Ghanaian Defender Alexander Djiku's Transfer to Hoffenheim Hits a Snag

  • Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku was halfway through completing a four-year deal with Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim worth €6 million
  • But negotiations for the central defender's transfer have hit an impasse due to his agent's increase in commission
  • Djiku had an outstanding 2021/22 season, helping Strasbourg finish sixth in Ligue 1, with his acrobatic goal against AS Monaco voted Goal of the Season.

TSG Hoffenheim's deal to sign Alexander Djiku has hit a potential snag surrounding his representation for the imminent transfer.

The German club have already struck an agreement worth €6 million to sign the Ghanaian Footballer of the Year from the French side Strasbourg.

But it appears there is still work for Hoffenheim to do in order to get the signing over the line.

Alexander Djiku, TSG Hoffenheim, Ghana, Germany, Bundesliga, Strasbourg
TSG Hoffenheim have decided that they are no longer interested in the deal to sign Alexander Djiku. Credit: @ghanaballers
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That is because there is seemingly an issue with Djiku's representation and the intermediary used to broker the transfer.

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According to L'Equipe, the major stumbling block which is stopping the deal from taking place now is the increase in commission made by Djiku's agent, who is his brother.

As it stands now, the deal has fallen through, and Djiku is expected to travel back to France to continue pre-season with Strasbourg.

Alexander Djiku arrived in Germany on Wednesday, July 7, to complete his move to TSG Hoffenheim.

The 27-year-old had already passed his medicals and was set to sign a four-year deal with the Bundesliga side.

Djiku had an outstanding 2021/22 season, helping Strasbourg finish sixth in Ligue 1, with his acrobatic goal against AS Monaco voted Goal of the Season.

He was also phenomenal for the Black Stars as they edged Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Alexander Djiku has been voted Ghana's Player of the Year

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that rock-solid Strasbourg defender Alexander Djiku has been crowned Ghana's Player of the Year at the Ghana Football Awards held in Accra on Saturday night.

The French-born Ghanaian beat off competition from Arsenal star Thomas Partey, newly-signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Jojo Wollacot, Southampton's Mohammed Salisu and Daniel Amartey of Leicester City.

In a video posted on social media, the 27-year-old expressed delight in winning the award, thanking his club and national team teammates.

Source: Sports Brief News