It came as a hurricane when Accra Hearts of Oak announced that they have parted ways with key striker Joseph Esso as the past three seasons he has been their most important player.
Disagreement on contract valuation and length led to the club parting ways with the striker whose contract has expired.
But the supporters of the club are having none of that as they are trying all they can to persuade the player to lower his demands while management also ups the ante.
1st vice-chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak’s National Chapters Committee, Joe Salu has disclosed that the supporters union will be meeting free agent Joseph Esso for a possible return to the club.
Joseph Esso was among the five players who were released by the Phobians after they opted not to extend their contracts.
The 23-year-old played 14 games in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season and scored three goals.
“Many of us were taken aback at the news of the release of Joseph Esso so we spoke to management to find out and later met Joseph Esso,” Joe Salu told Oyerepa FM.
“One thing we realised was that both parties were not ready to come to a compromise. They had take entrenched positions but have told the player to come down on his demands of GHc 50,000 for a year. The amount is not that an issue but the duration he wants to sign.
“We are waiting to hear from the player and then meet management also so we find a way out of this.”