Braga make 1.5 m offer for Lomotey

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
Emmanuel Lomotey
Emmanuel Lomotey

Portuguese Primeira Liga outfit, Sporting Club Braga, have started talks with Spanish side UD Extremadura over the possible transfer of Ghanaian youth international, Emmanuel Lomotey.

The Ghana under-23 midfielder has been a revelation in the midfield of the Spanish second-tier club this season after making 15 SmartBank La Liga appearances and scoring one goal. He has since attracted the interest of Braga, Union Berlin andsĀ  French Ligue 1 side, Metz.

The Graphic Sports can exclusively reveal that Braga have made a 1.5 Million Euros bid for the central midfielder and talks have already began with Extremadura for his possible release this summer.

Lomotey, 22, joined Extremadura from Dreams FC in 2017 after winning the club's player of the season award, and has progressed through the under-19 side of the club to the senior team.

Last season he played on loan for Villarreal and featured prominently for their second team in the Spanish Segunda B league.

On the national scene, Lomotey was part of the Black Stars B side which won the 2017 WAFU Championship in Ghana and also played for the Ghana Black Meteors team which failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which has been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.