Ajax Cape Town’s bid for the Ghanaian defender Lartey reportedly turned down

The Urban Warriors are desperate to find a centre-back that will fill the void left by Matthew Booth who has since joined Bidvest Wits

Ajax Cape Town are reportedly trying to sign the young centre-back Lawrence Lartey from Ghanaian club Ashanti Gold.

According to FootyGhana, the Ashanti Gold CEO Cudjoe Fianoo was in Cape Town earlier this week to negotiate a possible transfer fee for the services of Lartey.

However, Fianoo was not satisfied with what Ajax was willing to pay for the centre-back, and as a result he turned their offer down.

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The Cape Town-based outfit have reportedly tabled an offer believed to be around R1 million for Lartey, but the AshGold boss believes that the player is worth more than R3 million.

Lartey is currently with the Ghanaian junior national team at the Fifa U20 World Cup in Turkey, but he is expected to be back in Ghana next week.

The 19-year-old Black Satellites captain has helped Ghana reach the semi-finals of the Fifa U20 World Cup, but unfortunately could not do enough to progress to final, as they lost 2-1 to France on Wednesday night.

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Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether Ajax Cape Town will come up with an improved offer for the services of Lartey or they will look elsewhere before the start of the new season.

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