According to latest reports in Ghana, Sudanese giants Al Hilal have reached agreement with Ghanaian side Hearts of Oak for the services of striker Joseph Esso in the ongoing transfer window.
The Sudanese have been in somehow a fine form domestically and continentally where they sit fourth and second places in Sudan Premier League table and group B of the 2019-2020 CAF Champions League respectively.
Meanwhile, Hilal have struggled to produced more goals in their top most priority competition which is the CAF Champions League, where the team in total have managed to score only five goals in all stages of the competition, and their attacking line have register only two goals in the competition so far.
Al Hilal are believed to strengthen their attack in order to alleviate them from the chances of non-qualification to the knockout stage of the Champions League where they find themselves in a tough group with North African giants Al Ahly and revived Etoile Sportive De Sahel.
They admire the qualities of Hearts forward Joseph Esso and former boss Salah Adam monitored Esso closely for some time, and the performance of Esso in the 2019 WAFU tournament in Senegal convinced Hilal to make a move for the identified striker.
However, the former boss was sacked form his post after losing his second group stage game to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League. But Al Hilal’s appointment of Hamada Sedky as their new manager still did not prevent them from chasing the Ghanaian striker and had been in contacts with Hearts of Oak for some weeks now, as understood.
It has been reported that negotiations have turned fruitful as both giants from Ghana and Sudan have reached agreement that will see Esso switch camp from Accra Sports Stadium to Al Hilal Stadium by the end of this month.
Esso is understood to agree personnel terms of the Sudanese Premier League side and is due to fly for his mandatory medicals this week. Despite Hilal priming his qualities, the Ghanaian forward who grabbed two goals in the 2019 WAFU tournament would have to fight with their Champions League top scorer Mohamed Eldai, Waleed Hamid, Idris Mbombo, Walaa Musa for a place up front.