Ghana International Afriyie Acquah Considering MLS Move

Midfielder Afriyie Acquah (6) with Torino. Photo by Matteo Bottanelli/Nurphoto/REX/Shutterstock (5354781k)

Ghana international and Empoli midfielder Afriyie Acquah is reportedly considering a move to Major League Soccer. According to Pro Soccer USA’s Julian Cardillo, Acquah has already received an offer from one MLS team while several others have shown significant interest.

This isn’t the first time Acquah is linked with a transfer to MLS since Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders both pursued the 27-year-old back in February. It remains unclear whether one of these teams reignited their interest again.

Afriyie Acquah started his career with Palermo in 2011, and played for several Seria A clubs, including Parma and Torino, before joining Empoli in August 2018. He made 26 appearances for the team since then and contributed with one goal.

Empoli’s final place on Seria A standings this season could play a big part in Acquah’s decision to accept or reject MLS move. The team is currently in danger of being relegated to Seria B, which would make the move more likely. If Empoli remains in Seria A, however, Acquah might be tempted to have another go in one of Europe’s strongest leagues.

Acquah was also an important part of Ghana’s national team, making 31 appearances and being part of 2014 World Cup squad. He earned his last call up in 2017.