Sports News of Thu, 10 Aug 20170
I'm committed to Chicago Fire - Accam
Ghana forward David Accam says he is settled at Chicago Fire amid reports linking him with a move away from the club.
There has been growing concerns among the Fire fans that the 26-year-old could move away from the club following a purported rift between him and coach Veljko Paunovic after failing to enjoy starting berth, and the coach's decision to exclude him in his selection for the MLS All Star Team against Real Madrid despite his superb form.
The former Helsingborg poacher was reported to be holding talks with French Ligue 1 side Guingamp and German Bundesliga club Hannover 96 in the ongoing transfer window.
Nevertheless, the Ghana forward has allayed the fears of the Fire supporters by declaring his commitment to the club but failed to give firm indication that his future lies beyond Toyota Park.
“I have confirmed that the Fire are taking my option for next year,” Accam said.
"So for me that’s a good move, it shows their commitment to me and that they really want me to be here."
"For me, I’m happy they have taken my option for next year, so I’m just concentrating on the team and helping the team win MLS Cup.”
He added, “I’ll be honest, there’s a lot of offers from teams,” he said. “For me it shows that I’m doing really well, I’m playing well. I’m playing on a good team and that’s just a testament of what we’re doing here.
"My performance is showing and we’re winning games, so for me my head is still here and the rumors will always be there.”
“For me, I just want to play every game and today it was about helping the team come back to where we know we can be, winning games,” Accam added.
“We believe that the guys who are ready to perform … give us what we need in order to win the games. We choose these guys to play. It’s always about the team. It’s always about trying to do our best to win.”
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