Badu joins Turkish side Bursaspor
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has left the Italian Serie A side Udinese to join Turkish top-flight club Bursaspor on a bumper contract.
The midfielder will be playing in the Super Lig next season after agreeing to join Bursaspor on loan for one season.
The move ends Badu’s loyalty to the Udine-based club after much talk in Ghana about his unwillingness to leave the Serie A side.
The 27-year-old has spent the last seven years in the Italian Serie A which led to complaints about his desire to try other options abroad.
Despite extending his contract and playing regularly for Udinese, the hard-tackling midfielder has never hidden his intention to try another league at some point in his career.
The move to Bursaspor will enhance his bank balance as he will earn three times more than what he got at Udinese.
Badu was a member of Ghana’s World Cup team in Brazil in 2014 where the Black Stars failed to make it out of the group stage.
He has 72 caps for Ghana with 11 goals to his name and was in the team that crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the semi-final stage in Gabon this year.