Saturday January 2 2021
Badu: 'I terminated Verona contract'

Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has terminated his contract with Verona early and is considering retirement. ‘I’d love to be a scout for Udinese in Africa.’

The former Ghana international is only 30 years old, but he has barely played over the last year, having been hospitalised last summer with a pulmonary embolism – blood clot in his lungs.

“I am a free agent now. I had an agreement with Hellas Verona so the contract is no more valid and I can sign with any club,” he told the Joy Sports Link.

“I have gone through a lot of stress with COVID-19 in Italy, so I decided to come home, relax my mind a bit and see which club I can join this January.”

However, Badu won’t necessarily play on for long and is already considering his post-retirement options.

“Coaching is an option but I would love to be a scout for a club. If I can be a scout for Udinese in Africa, it will be very wonderful.

“I have a good relationship with the Udinese so I can speak to them and see how it goes. I know a lot of coaches in a lot of clubs.

“Coaching is my second option. I am not ready to be a CEO of a club because I don’t have experience in that level.”