By Patrick Akoto
Bechem United winger Peter Essien is close to moving to Obuasi amid speculation linking him with Ashantigold.
Rumours over where the 23-year-old will be plying his trade next season are rife with a number of top-flights sides eager to pounce on the precarious situation of the relegated Premier League side to capture the player.
Ashantigold are the latest club to be seriously linked with Essien with coach Yaw Acheamong rumoured to be a long-time admirer.
Essien was a member of the Ghana Under-17 team who won silver at the 2005 Africa Championship in Gambia and played at the Fifa World Cup in Peru.