Jerry Akaminko nears MLS soccer with Real Salt Lake

Jerry Akaminko nears MLS soccer with Real Salt Lake

- 27-year-old Akaminko has left Turkish side, Eskisehirspor over unpaid wages

- The Ghana defender has arrived in the US for a trials with Real Salt Lake

- The player went ahead to feature for them despite an agreement  not being concluded

- He struggled to regain his form after suffering a knee injury before Ghana named her 2014 FIFA World Cup squad

Jerry Akaminko nears MLS soccer with Real Salt Lake

Black Stars defender, Jerry Akaminko is nearing a switch to MLS side, Real Salt Lake.

The player who is a free agent had to cancel his contract with Turkish side Eskisehirspor last month over unpaid wages, even though his contract run till June ending, 2018.

The 27-year-old is reported to have arrived in the United States of America and he is already undergoing trials with top-flight side Real Salt Lake, who gave him the chance to play in last night's pre-season friendly against Portland Timbers.

Akaminko came on in the 60th minute for RSL against Portland Timbers as a center back, where he plays traditionally.

The player has not finalized the move yet but the technical team already want to factor him into their plans before shaping up the team for the new season.

Turkish football regulations do not allow free agents to be engaged to clubs outside the transfer window and so, his much touted Besiktas move fell through.

The centre-back has struggled to regain his form ever since he suffered a knee injury before Ghana named her squad ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a friendly against the Netherlands.

Akaminko has successfully completed a rehab which saw him sit out the entire 2014/2015 season at Eskisehirspor.

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