The father of Medeama SC midfielder Justice Blay, John Blay says he is ready to assist Kotoko to secure the service of his son and put to bed what has been a protracted negotiation period.
Blay has returned to the Tarkwa based side after having a very successful one year loan stint at Asante Kotoko. While at the Porcupine Warriors, the player grew his game and became a popular figure within the playing body.
Upon expiry of his deal, Medeama SC have set a price tag of $50,000 with Kotoko eventually baulking at the fee.
As the whole saga drags and the player’s future hangs in the balance, his father has offered to serve as a mediator and peacefully negotiate his transfer with the parties involved.
A determined John Blay revealed this in an interview with Kumasi based OTEC FM insisting that he can only support his son move to his dream club.
He said, “I’ve supported all the teams my son has played, from Eleven Wise, Medeama, and Kotoko. So now if my son has decided to play for Kotoko, I can’t prevent him from moving to his dream team. I am hoping that Kotoko will have fruitful negotiations with Medeama’s President, Moses Parker.
“My son’s heart is definitely with Kotoko. Since he moved to Kotoko, he has become very popular especially after scoring that goal against Hearts of Oak in Accra.
“Blay is my son and not Moses Parker’s son so I am ready to help Kotoko to negotiate with Medeama to secure his service. I’m ready to meet Kotoko in Tarkwa to negotiate on my son’s behalf,” John Blay concluded.
It remains to be seen how things turn out subsequently, but relations between the two clubs have soured during this period of impasse.
Yesterday, Medeama SC threatened to report Kotoko to the Ghana FA for what they claim as ‘tapping up’ of their player.