Takyi turns down Energie Cottbus over contract offer
Ghana winger Charles Takyi will not sign for German second division side Energie Cottbus after negotiations broke down over his salary.
The 27-year-old has turned down an offer of 20, 000 Euros monthly salary as huge taxes could bring down the wages of the international player.
The winger spent three days on trial with the Bundesliga II side, impressing coach Coach Rudi Bommer who desperately wanted to boost his squad with the presence of the player.
Takyi even underwent a successful medical before negotiations with his agent Carsten started over the terms of contract for the winger.
Despite their mutual interest in negotiating on a contract for Takyi to play for Energie Cottbus there was no consensus.
“Its a shame. The views of Charles were different. Such is business. We accept that and we wish him well on his footballing path,” Energie Cottbus sporting director Christian Beeck said.
According to Beeck, the basis for the success of Energie Cottbus has always been a reasonable economics as they do not offer huge wages.
“We will not depart from the principle of managing our economics well. We will not move away.”
Takyi will continue to look for a club most likely in Germany where he grew up.