Tetteh hesitates over Dinamo move as Arsenal Tula swoop in

Arsenal Tula’s homefield, Arsenal Tsentralniy Stadion. Photo: Andy Shenk/RFN

Yesterday, we brought you the news that Lech Poznan midfielder Abdul Tetteh was close to securing a €1.2m move to Dinamo Moscow, amidst claims of financial instability and the looming threat of lead sponsor VTB Bank withdrawing funding. Sources close to Russian Football News and the player have today informed us that as a result of these worries over Dinamo’s financial future, Tetteh is set to make an 11th hour U-turn, and switch his attention to an offer from fellow RFPL side Arsenal Tula.

Arsenal, who are currently backed by the local government and sat comfortably in 8th place in the league, have the security of a minimum of four more years of financial backing, which pales in comparison to VTB’s contract which ends just next year and could leave Tetteh in a predicament with unpaid wages and potentially no playing time.

While competition for a starring berth may be stronger at Arsenal, with Goran Causic and Alexandru Bourceanu typically among the first to be chosen and three more in reserve, Tetteh is also drawn in by the fact that Arsenal have two African players well established in the team. Zambian duo Stopilla Sunzu and Evans Kangwa have become key players since joining Arsenal over the last 18 months, and another Zambian player, 23 year old forward Brian Mwila of Platinum Stars in South Africa, is set to join the club in the coming days.

While Dinamo’s stature and history far eclipses that of Arsenal Tula, this move is further proof that money talks and underlines that their poor financial judgements of years gone by will and potentially still can haunt Dinamo for years to come.

Author: David Sansun

Arsenal and Rubin Kazan fan. Possibly too optimistic for Russian football which means I’m left disappointed a lot.

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