Accra Hearts of Oak have denied and described as untrue rumours that they have signed former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari.
Speaking to ghanaweb.com, a Management member of the club who wishes to remain anonymous for now said Hearts of Oak have not been in touch with the former AC Milan and Inter midfielder and thus is shocked that anyone will suggest that Sulley Muntari has joined the Phobians on a two year deal.
“A journalist was chatting with me on WhatsApp and asked me if we were done with the Sulley deal and I responded yes because in my mind he was talking about our new signing called Nuru Sulley. I think the journalist mistook that for Sulley Muntari and that is how come the story got out. But I can tell you on authority that we have not signed Sulley Muntari. It is not true.” Our source said.
Rumors were rife on Friday afternoon that Muntari had joined the former League champions ahead of the start of the second round of the Ghana Premier League.
The rumours made some sense because of Muntari’s admission sometime back that he is an avid Hearts of Oak admirer and fan. He has even trained with the Phobians in the past and actually played a friendly game for them at the Legon Park a little over a year ago.
Muntari has been Ghana for some time now and has been spotted training with some Black Stars players such as Mubarak Wakaso at the Madina Astro turf facility.
Muntari has been without a club after ending his stay with Spanish lower tier side Albecete.
The 35-year old left Ghana as a teenager in 2002 to join Udinese before moving on to enjoy huge success in his career in Europe, where he played for the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Sulley won several trophies in Europe including club football’s biggest trophy, the UEFA Champions League.
He was also a member of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2008. He scored the important winner in the semi final against Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the return of the Ghana Premier League is yet to be known after it was halted because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.