Ghana Premier league side, Dreams FC yesterday announced the signing of Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso on a free transfer.
The 23-year old’s deal will see him stay at the Dawu-based side until 2022 with the financial details on the deal undisclosed by both parties.
Esso was released earlier this month by the ‘Phobians’ alongside four other players after contract talks for an extension of his stay fell through ending his three- year stay at the club.
An attempt by Hearts supporters high hierarchy to salvage the situation proved futile enabling the ‘still believe’ boys to capture the 23-year old.
In a stunning video and first interview released by the club, Esso expressed his excitement to have joined the Dawu- based club describing them as one of the best and organized clubs in the country adding that his transition would be seamless.
“It is going to be a smooth transition, I have friends in the playing body and also played the national team with some of the players … I know for sure that it’s going to feel at home here and I can’t wait to meet the entire squad.”
Esso was optimistic that the Dreams FC team was filled with the needed talent to help him deliver at his new
“You need quality players around you and so I’m delighted to play alongside these players. I played with some of them at the U-23 and the Black Stars ‘B’ and so I know how great they are and I believe I would be a great addition.”
Dreams FC’s reputation of being a pathway for players to find lucrative deals abroad seemed to have persuaded the former Dwarfs striker to consider them ahead of giants such as Asante Kotoko and Ashgold
where he was heavily linked until his surprise swoop by Dreams.
Esso is expected to follow suit in the footsteps of ex- Dream stars such as ex- Chelsea player Baba Rahman, Benjamin Tetteh of Czech side Sparta Prague, John Antwi of Pyramids FC in Egypt, Emmanuel Lomotey of Amiens in France and Leonard Owusu of Vancouver White Caps in USA who moved to
further their careers abroad after stints with the ‘green and whites’.
BY NANA BENTSI ODURO