Philadelphia Union fans on Twitter took a cryptic tweet about a potential transfer target and ran with it Friday, landing on a Ghanaian forward playing in Turkey named Benjamin Tetteh.
In an offseason where rumors started circling around Anthony Fontana going to Italy from a TikTok post by his girlfriend, the tweet that prompted our “Union Twitter” friends on Friday was one congratulating an agent named Daniel for getting “his first client signed to Philadelphia Union.”
Shout out my guy Daniel!— Tumarie Palmer-A'Dam (@TumariePA) January 14, 2022
Got his first client signed to Philadelphia Union. Straight from the streets of Ghana
Few bits of paperwork to complete so I'll keep the name
Wage structure looking healthy I can't lie
Todd Lewis, of the wonderful Union podcast The Free Kick, went to work and possibly cracked the case when he shared that the player being referenced was a 24-year-old Ghanian forward named Benjamin Tetteh, who is currently playing for Turkish top flight club Y. Malatyaspor.
Benjamin Tetteh would be the player that @TumariePA is referencing.— The Free Kick (@FreeKickPod) January 14, 2022
• Daniel Strahinov is the agent
• Shares the same agency as Kai Wagner
• 7 goals in 16 games this season for
Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish league
• 24 year old CF#Doop
While this is all still in the speculative rumor category right now, Tetteh does look like an intriguing prospect. He’s a 6-foot-4 forward with a solid goal-scoring record and a Transfermarkt value listed at $4.4 million.
He also recently made his Africa Cup of Nations debut, coming on as a substitute for Ghana in the 86th minute in their 1-0 win over Morocco on Monday.
UPDATE: The speculation ended with a thud when the account responsible for the original tweet followed up to refute the sleuthing that had led to the speculation around Tetteh.
I can confirm that this is false. Completely— Tumarie Palmer-A'Dam (@TumariePA) January 14, 2022