Brighton unwilling to take risk on Dwamenna; switch attention to Ekambi

Thursday 11th January , 2018 10:34 am
Ghana's Rahpael Dwamena
Ghana's Rahpael Dwamena

Ghana forward Raphael Dwamena will not be making his dream move to Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion after the English side opted against renewing their pursuit of the striker following the collapsed move in August.

Brighton pulled out of a deal to sign Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich last summer after the striker failed a medical, with doctors citing a suspected heart condition as the reason.

The 21-year old had agreed personal terms with Albion after they had a bid reported to be around 15m euros (£13.8m) accepted by his Swiss club.

Dwamena has since gone on to be a regular part of Zurich’s campaign this season, missing just two games for the Swiss side all season, and rumours of Brighton making a possible U-turn for the player’s services were making rounds in the Swiss media.

But the Premier League side has ruled out any possibility of that happening by turning their attention to Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi who plays for Ligue 1 strugglers Angers.

The Seagulls have already seen a bid of around £12.5 million for Ekambi swiftly rejected by Angers, who understandably want to keep hold of their top scorer with their Ligue 1 status under severe threat.

Dwamena has scored seven goals in twenty appearances for Zurich this season.




By: Daniel Koranteng/