In one of latest reports, Udinese’s central midfielder, Emmanuel Badu has been linked with a move to Premier League outfit, Huddersfield Town. The Terriers have been thoroughly indulged in their recruitments in the ongoing summer transfer window in order to strengthen their squad and to ensure that they don’t come up short when they ply their trade in the English top division.
Huddersfield Town carved a scintillating promotion winning season last term as they clinched the enthralling climb to the top flight for the first time since 1972. Wagner’s outfit defeated Reading in the penalty shoot-out in the play-off final at Wembley and owing to the limited budget they operated with, they thoroughly deserved it. Wagner is taking proactive measures as he looks forward to finding a strong footing for his club next season and signing someone like Badu would perfectly meet their thirst of injecting mettle into their midfield.
Bado has been on the books of Udinese since 2009 after making a move to Dacia Arena from Berekum Arsenal and is one of the most invigorating figures at the Serie A outfit. First and foremost, it has to be underlined that he craves for breaking up opponents’ play and tends to act as a distributor of the ball which makes him an appealing commodity. Technically, he might not be very sound but the raw pace in his legs enables him to get into the right areas in the blink of an eye.
He orchestrates the midfield unit, caters to the defensive duties and cushions the defenders very well. Besides, the 26-year-old is physically very strong, likes to dribble and has accumulated truckloads of experience under his belt whilst plying his trade for the Little Zebras or for his national side, Ghana. However, he still needs to brush himself up in aspects such as finding precision while passing the ball, reading the game and needs to maraud forward more in search of goals.
Last season in Serie A, Bado piled 29 appearances to his name, during which he bagged 3 assists. Further, he inked 1 tackle, 1.4 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and 0.2 blocks per game on an average. The Premier League is renowned for its animosity, so it goes without saying that Bado needs to better himself substantially if he is desirous of coming under the limelight. Bado is also linked with Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough and it will be intriguing to see who has the last laugh.
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