Ghana Premier League outfit Asante Kotoko through their representative Offside Consult led by Mr Ashford Tetteh Oku has written to Tunisian giants Esperance Sportif de Tunis agreeing to their terms in the protracted transfer saga.
According to latest intelligence gathered by Kumasi-based radio station Oyerepa FM, the agreement reached between the two African super powers will see Kwame Bonsu Conte’s transfer fee of $150,000 used to offset the cost of Great Olympics forward Emmanuel Clottey ($180,000).
It will be recalled that the Porcupine Warriors wrongfully signed Emmnauel Clottey in 2015, who was then on the books of Esperance. This administration lapse led to the Tunisians reporting the Reds to the world governing body, FIFA for which the two-time African champions were told to pay $180,000 to Esperance.
Fast forward in 2019 Asante Kotoko sold Kwame Bonsu to Esperance with the transfer fee of $150,000 which the Tunisians have refused to pay due to the outstanding debt owed them by Asante Kotoko.
Per reports gathered by Oyerepa FM, Bonsu’s monies will be used to offset that of Clottey whiles the 20 per cent of Asante Kotoko on onward transfer of Kwame Bonsu will be used to clear the remaining balance of $30,000.
Meanwhile, Yussif Alhassan Chibsah, who brokered the deal is enfranchised to a sum of $30,000. It remains to be seen whether Asante Kotoko will claim damages from Emmanuel Clottey.