Tagoe reinstated at Hoffenheim

14 years ago

Prince Tagoe's status has been ratified with TSG Hoffenheim reinstating him as their player after ending his contract a week ago on health grounds.

The Ghana striker's 3-year deal, signed in June after a medical was cancelled by Hoffenheim who claimed the player had heart defects. But that claim was heavily contested by the player after subsequent tests proved otherwise.

Tagoe's agent Goran Milovanovic and Hoffeinheim director Dietmar Hopp both say the cancellation has been lifted with the German side also expected to pay the player compensation.

"Thankfully we have reached a deal which both sides think is fair after the pain that was caused to Prince because of Hoffe's initial wrong announcement," Milovanovic said.

"We have reached a point where Prince has returned to the club, a good compensation deal has been agreed and he will not be victimised for taking the club on.

"If we had not fought for what we thought was right Prince would have lost his career by now and could have harmed himself.”

In the midst of the controversy, Tagoe chose to stay calm insisting that he was fine.