IBWM StaffComment

Dominic Adiyiah

IBWM StaffComment

Dominic Adiyiah     21     Striker     Karşıyaka S.K

A quiz question for you.  When Luis Suarez made *that* save for Uruguay against Ghana at the 2010 World Cup, whose header did he illegally halt from crossing the goal line? 

That would be one Dominic Adiyiah.

A series of good performances at the Under 20 World Cup in 2009 alerted Milan who snapped up the powerfully built young striker.  With the sort of physique and an explosive burst of pace that suggests all the ingredients are in place, it was disappointing to see Adiyiah never get so much as a sniff at the San Siro.  Selected regularly for Ghana but never really near the Milan first team, Adiyiah looked off the pace at Serie B outfit Reggina during a loan spell last season.  The striker has now moved on loan again, this time to Karşıyaka S.K. in the Turkish second division. 

Loan moves are of course very good for young players unable to get game time at their parent club, but the Turkish second division does not often provide a springboard to greatness in Serie A and we can’t see a precedent being set here.  The reality appears to be that Milan took a close look and decided on a no.

Confirming recently that a move to Milan was a big mistake, Adiyiah, at almost 22, certainly would have hoped for more.  Had that goal went in we may be talking about a very different player right now.  Football can be particularly cruel sometimes.

“The absolute truth is that he's just not good enough. His signing remains a mystery. He was never going to play” - @ACMilandrew

“From Milan and the World Cup to being assaulted in a Belgrade cafè and moving to the TFF First League” - @CanaleMilan

E         See what you’ve done Luis?