Dutch Eredivisie aspect PSV Eindhoven would have been completely satisfied to safe a little bit of January switch deadline day enterprise. The membership have been looking for a left-back ever since Jetro Willems left for Frankfurt final summer season.
PSV had discovered their reply. The Dutch membership had reached an oral settlement with Lumor Agbenyenu, a 21-year-old 12 months outdated defender who was enjoying in Portugal for Portimonense. The wheels had been in movement, all Agbenyenu wanted to do now was fly in for a medical. PSV even despatched a digital camera crew to welcome the Ghanaian at Schiphol airport. Think about their confusion when the participant by no means arrived.
As an alternative of flying to the Netherlands, Agbenyenu was busy placing pen to paper on a Four-and-a-half 12 months contract with Sporting CP. PSV had been overwhelmed to the punch proper on the final minute.
Sporting had been themselves searching for a alternative left-back after Jonathan Silva left the membership to signal for AS Roma. Likewise, Roma had simply misplaced their left-back in Emerson Palmeiri who has joined Chelsea.
Agbenyenu’s cope with Sporting will price €2.5m.
So it appears that evidently on this lengthy trade-off of left-backs, PSV have come out the losers. PSV are presently prime of the Eredivisie desk, seven factors forward of Ajax. Some defensive reinforcements could have helped them keep their title push heading into the latter levels of the season.
Head coach Phillip Cocu has come out and expressed his disappointment that the deal couldn’t be achieved.
“We now have been searching for a left defender for a very long time, and it’s annoying that issues are going mistaken on the final minute, Cocu informed FOX Sports activities (through NOS). “We might and will have achieved this higher.”