Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has left Udinese to Bursaspor on a season-long loan deal.

The Ghana international, who is under contract until 2020, picked the Turkish side over Birmingham City, supersport.com has confirmed.

Agyemang-Badu made the decision after his Italian club decided to lease the 26-year-old other than an outright sale after receiving what close sources tell us were “unacceptable” transfer offers from both clubs.

Udinese, Tuesday afternoon, released a statement confirming that “after more than seven seasons together, everyone at Udinese Calcio wishes Emmanuel all the best.”

Agyemang-Badu adds to the ever-growing presence of Ghanaian players in Turkey. Ghana national team captain Asamoah Gyan joined Kayserispor in the Superlig last month while the likes of Joseph Attamah Larweh, Jerry Akaminko, Seidu Salifu, Emmanuel Banahene, Isaac Sackey are with other clubs in the European country.