By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
New Sochaux boss Herve Renard will sign Ghana defender Harrison Afful when the transfer window opens in January, GHANAsoccernet.com has learnt.
The French gaffer who took charge of the Ligue 1 side is a long-standing admirer of the versatile full-back and has penciled down the 27-year-old for a move when the transfer window reopens.
Herve has been tasked by Sochaux to up the standards at the club and finish in a respectable place on the Ligue 1 table.
The former Ghana physical trainer who quit his job with Zambia’s Chipolopolos to take over at the Stade Auguste-Bonal, believes the former Asante Kotoko full-back has what it takes to excel in the French top-tier.
Herve will have to make a decision on Ghanaian winger Ishmael Yartey who still has a contract at Sochaux.
Afful is still contracted to Tunisian side Esperance du Tunis but he will not be prevented from leaving the club after serving them for four seasons.