By Sulayman Bah
Hamza Barry was being assessed by former African champions Esperance de Tunis and impressed enough to be offered a contract before a deadlock in talks over fee agreement with the player’s representatives saw the deal hit the buffers.
Getafe long time admirers and who’d sent scouts umpteen times to watch the Gambian in action were ardent on beefing up their squad ahead of the start of the Primera Division and considered Hamza the perfect piece to their missing cog.
The Spanish outfit made a proposal to the Maltese champions Valletta to sign the midfielder at least on a season long loan spell.
But The Citizensit, it has been revealed, refused the bid –on what reason, remains unclear –insisting Hamza is going nowhere.
As a result of his desire to play in La Liga, the ex-Gambia Ports Authority winger saw the Getafe proposition a chance to realize his dream and is reported to be displeased over the rejection of the offer but is powerless to force a transfer with many months to go to the end of his current contract.
Vice President Paul Spiteri last month confirmed Hamza will stay with Valletta a season more.