By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana midfielder Mohammed Abu believes he is now ready to advance his football career to another level haven come through serious difficulties in the past year.
The 22-year-old needed surgery to fix an aggravated knee injury after the last European season where he was on loan at French club Lorient.
Abu failed to make a single appearance on his sixth consecutive loan move at Danish club AGF Aarhus – owing his club inactiveness to fitness issues.
The Right to Dream Academy graduate who was part of Ghana’s squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations feels he has come through the worst part of his career and is now ready to brace a brighter future.
“This is football, you are up at a time and in another time you are down,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“I was playing while at Lorient but I got an injury. But I had to play through the injury until after the season I was told I needed operation to fix something they called meniscus in my knee.
“And after the operation I moved to Denmark but that was for me to gain my fitness.
“So I really worked on my fitness and now I think I am ready to play again.
“The difficult part of my career is behind me now and I believe things will get better again.”
Abu remains a substantive player of English giants Manchester City but is unable to play for the Citizens due to issues related to securing a work permit.