Ghana’s Stephen Appiah: Kwadwo Asamoah will shine with Juventus

The Tornado has tipped the midfielder to make his mark in Turin after having recently conducted medicals at the club
Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is backing Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah to succeed at Juventus.

The 23-year-old ended speculation surrounding his future by agreeing to join the Italian champions in a deal reported to be worth around £7 million. He reportedly rebuffed offers from English giants Manchester United for the Serie A champions and completed his medicals in Turin last week alongside team-mate Mauricio Isla.

Reports in Italy indicate that Asamoah’s move to the Old Lady has been somewhat stalled due to disagreement over the contract fee. However, Appiah, who made 48 appearances for the Bianconeri, insists that Asamoah is making the right decision.

“Playing for a top team like Juventus, all you need to do is to build your confidence because you are going to play at the highest level and there is too much competition in the team now and I think that Kwadwo Asamoah has proved that he is one of the best midfielders in Italy,” the Tornado told

“I believe he is going to do well there. Juventus is a great club and I wish him all the best at Juventus.”

Asamoah made 31 league appearances last season and scored three goals.