Sogne Yacouba and his representatives find themselves in a tight situation as the Burkinabe’s transfer to Medeama appears to have hit a snag.
Sogne Yacouba was initially scheduled to have agreed a deal in principle with the Tarkwa based club but that deal looks to be nearing breaking point as Medeama threaten to back out.
According to Kumasi based Nhyira FM, Medeama and Yacouba have been in discussion since the opening of the mid season transfer window and reached a verbal agreement for the free transfer of the players who had left Kotoko.
Yacouba and his entourage travelled to Tarkwa on Thursday where they were scheduled to meet with club president, Moses Armah and finalize the deal.
The deal agreed between Medeama and Yacouba was worth an annual bonus of ¢120,000($21,000) and a monthly salary of ¢5,000 , which would have made him one of the highest paid players in the Ghana premier league.
In addition, Yacouba was to recieve 40% of any future transfer fee paid for him.
However, last minute demands by Yacouba’s entourage has put the deal in disarray as Medeama are set to back out from the said deal.
Yacouba’s agents are now demanding an annual bonus of $100,000 which has caused Medeama to back out of a deal they thought they had secured.
According to sources, Moses Parker told Yacouba, “only Kotoko can pay the money you are demanding and if they said they won’t pay, then no club in Ghana can pay”
Yacouba and his agent are still in contact with Medeama and will hope to reignite the deal and reach an agreement soon as the club seeks to continue their title challenge when the Ghana premier league resumes.