Black Stars assistant coach, George Boateng, says Felix Afena-Gyan joining U.S Cremonese from AS Roma is good for his development.
After agreeing to a long-term contract with Jose Mourinho’s team in July, the 19-year-old signed a four-year contract with the newly promoted Serie A club on Tuesday.
On the transfer, some supporters and experts have had conflicting reactions; others believe it to be a downgrade for the young striker and rushed.
However, Boateng applauded the decision and stated it was ideal for Afena-Gyan to have more playing time before the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“The latest transfer [involving a Ghanaian player] that has just happened is Felix [Afena-Gyan] leaving AS Roma and joining Cremonese, which is good,” the 46-year-old told Joy Sports.
“I think for a young player like him, it’s important to keep developing and the only way you can keep developing is to continue playing games. Training won’t give you that.
“So, it’s a very good move for Felix and hopefully, we’ll get to see the best of him before the World Cup.”