Sports News of Tue, 6 Feb 20188

Daniel Opare’s agent clarifies Augsburg dismissal reports

The agent of Ghanaian defender Daniel Opare, Nathaniel, has clarified reports about the sacking of his client by Bundesliga club, Augsburg.

Reports in the Ghanaian media over the weekend suggested that, the 27-year-old had his contract terminated by the German side after an attempted move away from Schalke was blocked on transfer deadline day.

Augsburg announced on their official Instagram page that the former Real Madrid youngster “violated” the club values of team-work and honesty and “repeatedly lied”.

But Opare’s agents has shed lights on the unfolding events prior to the announcement by the German side.

“I am shocked by the recent false and malicious statements about my client Daniel Opare,” said Nathaniel.

“Firstly, he is still contracted to FC Augsburg and will be there until the end of the season when his contract ends so the talk of him being sacked are incorrect.?

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“I received a call from FC Augsburg on Thursday stating unless my client signed the contract they had offered in two days he would not play for the club again.

“The offer from the club did not meet my clients requirements and he was subsequently banished from first-team activities and even asked to clear his locker, which I found petty and unprofessional considering he has been at the club for some 30 months.

“The malicious comments made by Stefan Reuter highlights how bitter the club are due to him not signing their contract.

“Daniel will continue train hard and will be available to help the club if called upon and it is ironic his temperament was never put into question before the contract issue.

“Finally Daniel has five months on his contract so he is entitled legally to talk with any club. He is proud to be linked with clubs like Leicester and Schalke but he has been and will continue to be focused on helping Augsburg finish as high in the league as possible whenever called upon.”

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