Appiah: Let Me Go
By Barney French
Updated Wednesday, 11th July 2007
Reports suggests Ghanaian captain Stephen Appiah has demanded Fenerbahce allow him to talk to West HamAppiah is keen to discuss a deal with the Hammers. Speaking to ghanaweb.com the experienced 26 year old midfielder said:
"West Ham United have expressed strong interest in me and I think Fenerbahce will have to listen to their offer and other offers on the table for me.
"It is public knowledge that I want to move to England in the interest of the education of my kids, who still live in Italy because of their education.
"At the start of last season I turned down several offers from top clubs in Europe just to help Fenerbahce lift the title because of my love for the team and fans.
"Even while I was injured I continued to play to secure the title so they should also take my interest into consideration.
"I want my future sorted out soon so that I can make my future plans now."
With midfield departures imminent at the Boleyn Ground - most notably playmaker Yossi Benayoun - Appiah's move would provide much needed midfield creativity. Appiah is currently AWOL from the Turkish club's Austrian training camp.