BREAKING | Akwasi Asante joins the Blues for Club Record Fee

    Chester FC are delighted to announce the permanent signing of striker Akwasi Asante from Tamworth FC.

    Asante has joined the club for an undisclosed club-record fee.

    We would like to acknowledge and formally place on record our thanks to Stuart Murphy who assisted the move through his financial contribution.

    The striker completed a medical at the Swansway Chester Stadium on the 1st January, putting pen to paper on an 18-month contract.

    The 26-year-old forward has certainly started in style during his initial loan spell from the Lambs. He has five goals to his name in three games, including a ‘perfect’ hat-trick over Darlington.

    His 17 goals in 39 appearances spearheaded Solihull Moors to the National League North title under former Blues boss Marcus Bignot back in 2015-2016.

    This came after a spell at Kidderminster following his release from Birmingham City in 2014. Asante actually made his Birmingham senior debut in a Europa League tie, coming on as a sub as they beat Portuguese side Nacional 3-0.

    Akwasi, who was born in Amsterdam, continued his scoring feat following promotion with 11 goals in 22 National League games; before he was signed by League Two Club Grimsby for an undisclosed fee.

    The 26-year-old then joined Tamworth on an 18-month deal in February 2018 following his release from the Mariners that same month.

    Welcome back to the Swansway, Akwasi!