As reported by RMC, the entourage of Strasbourg’s 27-year-old Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku have responded to reports that they contributed to the collapse of their player’s proposed move to German club Hoffenheim last week.
The Bundesliga side had agreed a €6m transfer fee, with the player having even undergone his medical. However, his agent, also his brother, reportedly intervened and asked for his fee to be raised, which saw the German club pull out.
However, the player’s agents say they received an ultimatum to accept an new offer including a lower commission of 7%, down from the 10% expected, while their player failed to receive a written proposal from the German club after a verbal agreement was reached on Thursday morning. His agents, as a result, “felt under pressure” to agree before Hoffenheim pulled out of the deal.
With Strasbourg agreeing to sell the Ghanaian defender this transfer window, Djiku, who has a year left on his deal, will now have to find another destination.