Patrick Razak is reported to be interesting Kotoko. The pacey diminutive winger Razak joined the Phobians at the start of the 2015/16 season and instantly became an integral member of the side with his fighting spirit, energy and ferocity on the flanks embodying his managers’ philosophy brilliantly.
As ever the intelligent winger was always seen setting the tone beautifully for his side for his splendid displays, pressing relentlessly and tracking back doggedly, as his physicality and pace unsettled opponents. He is believed to be the best or one of the best in his position in the domestic league before he joined Guinean giants AC Horoya.
He proved himself to be the man for the big occasion more than once. When Razak is focused and confident, there isn’t much out there to stop him. His performances was so impressive throughout.
Not only did he score, but he provided a constant outlet between the lines for the Phobians, refusing to stand still and always playing with his head up. It would be easy to pinpoint his almost telepathic relationship with Winful Cobbina as a factor in his performance, but his impact on the game was well beyond that.
With his contract situation with AC Horoya much in the air, it is easier to count the number of clubs both locally who wouldn’t want to sign him than those who have already tried to acquire him and the Kumasi club is no exception. He’s been an albatross on their neck and loves playing against them.
Sources close to our outfit have it that some officials of Kotoko have made contacts with the representatives of the player all in their quest to coax the winger into joining the Porcupine Warriors.
Not only would he receive a significant bump in pay, which is tempting enough, he would also have the chance to etch his name among the list of players to have played for the country’s two most glamorous clubs.
Kotoko are on rebuilding mission and have reportedly identified the Hearts winger as one who could help propel the club to greater heights and would not shudder breaking the bank to get him join them. However, management of the club have been quick to squash the rumours that they are ready to break the bank for Patrick Razak but in this business, you just can’t predict what could happen in the next minute.
With his spiky personality, he’s aware that his progress as a footballer will help him and his family to enjoy a better life. His application on the pitch, in training, and his general enjoyment will be influenced by this, and it’s something that will endear him to the fans if his performances are up to scratch. Razak has a magical right foot, and can play in a position the manager thinks will bring the best out of him. For Hearts, he often played as a left/right winger and occasionally as a centre-forward.
A right or left is probably the position that gets the most from him. But he could perform in a number of roles should the tactics require. In all these respects, Patrick Razak fits the bill. It’s worth making: Razak’s signing would be the same ideal way to propel Asante Kotoko to local and continental laurels.