Why this 27-year-old Ghana international with 18 caps would be a great signing for Wolves

Daniel Opare

Why The 27-year-old Daniel Opare Would Be A Good Signing For Wolves

Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers have this week been linked with Ghanaian international Daniel Opare.

The Augsburg right-back is out of contract in the summer and could on that basis make another shrewd signing for a canny Wolves outfit who have used the loan system well to get themselves, what looks like a promotion to the Premier League.

Opare started out back in 2006 with Ashanti Gold in his homeland before transferring to Tunisian side Sfax, the beginning of quite a steep upward curve in his career. Having received many at the 2007 under-17 World Cup, he was picked up by Real Madrid Castilla where he continued his impressive development.

Having not quite made the great at the Bernabeu however, Opare moved on to Standard Liege in Belgium and it’s with them that he started forging a proper reputation in Europe. The full-back went on to make 116 appearances for Standard before being snapped up by Porto where he failed to start a single game for the Portuguese giants and was loaned out to Turkish side Besiktas.

That move was another positive step though, and by 2015 he had signed a permanent deal with German outfit Augsburg, where he did but first break into the first-team on a regular basis, being loaned out once more to Lens in France.

This season, however, has been a real positive for Opare who has played 17 Bundesliga games, starting every time, with the 27-year-old seeming to hit a new peak in his form in the German top level and looking to cash in with a good contract somewhere.

Opare has gained good experience of not just playing around Europe but also with his national side. He has appeared for both the under-17 and under-20 Ghana sides and also the full squad. He’s now played a total of 18 times for Ghana including the 2014 World Cup.