By Gary Al-Smith
GHANAIAN starlet Richmond Boakye-Yiadom arrived in Turin on Tuesday evening ahead of yesterday’s medicals proceedings. His agent confirmed to SuperSport.com that the move is worth US$5 million.
Juventus will own half of the 18-year-old’s transfer rights in the expected four-year deal. It will bring to fruition a series of negotiations between the highly rated player and the Serie A giants.
His agent further stressed that the deal stalled because he wanted the best terms for his player, which was for Richmond to join in the Old Lady’s pre-season. Should he not make the cut at the club in the pre-season, a loan spell at another Serie A club will be arranged so that he does not stay on the bench.
Serie B side Sassuolo was where Boakye-Yiadom spent last season on loan and he scored nine goals. The youngster helped the club advance to the semi-final of the promotional play-offs. Genoa snapped the lad up in 2009 from now-relegated Bechem United in the Ghana Premier League.
He was tied down on a six-year deal, but farmed out on loan to Sassuolo to gain invaluable game time. After Stephen Appiah and Kwadwo Asamoah, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom will become the third Ghanaian player to play for the bianconeri if he passes the medical - and the second Ghanaian in this transfer window alone. - SuperSport.com