Ghana Premier League giants, Accra Hearts of Oak, have offered an explanation on the exit of striker, Joseph Esso.
The club on Friday confirmed the exit of the forward together with four other players.
However, fans of the club have agitated against the decision of the club.
But the Communications Director for the club, Kwame Opare Addo, has opened up on the reasons for the player’s exit.
“Joseph Esso opted for only one-year contract extension, the club wanted him to sign a two-year extension,” he told Citi Sports.
“The club started engaging him more than a year ago, hoping he would change his mind but it never happened.
“Beyond that, the financial demands he was also making for that one-year extension were unrealistic so we had no option than to let him go,” he added.
Esso joined Hearts of Oak on a three-year deal from fellow Premiership side Ebusua Dwarfs in 2017. He netted 3 goals in his 14 appearances for the Phobians in the truncated 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season.
Esso was a member of the Black Stars ‘B’ squad that won a silver medal at the 2019 WAFU Cup staged in Senegal.