Thursday Jul 18, 2019. 09:15
Ghanaian striker Raphael Dwamena has dropped down one division in Spain’s football system in search of more regular game time.
The 23-year-old has agreed a one-year loan transfer from La Liga club Levante to Segunda Division side Real Zaragoza.
Dwamena made just 15 appearances (only three of them in the starting XI) across all competitions for the Valencia-based club in 2018/19, having joined a year ago from Swiss side FC Zurich.
Zurich, Spanish second division side Real Oviedo, and German outfit Hannover 96 were all reportedly interested in signing the attacker for the 2019/20 season.
“Levante UD and Real Zaragoza have agreed to the assignment of Raphael Dwamena until the end of the season,” Levante announced on their official website.
“The 23-year-old Ghanaian striker arrived at the Orriols club last summer from FC Zurich and during the last campaign he participated in 15 official commitments and scored a goal.”
Dwamena’s limited playing time certainly affected his international career, as he was excluded from the Black Stars’ squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The striker has also played for Austrian clubs Lustenau and Liefering. At Zaragoza he will work under coach Victor Fernandez and be part of a squad which also includes Africans James Igbekeme (Nigeria) and Federico Bikoro (Equatorial Guinea).