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Emmanuel Frimpong reportedly in talks with Austria's Sturm Graz

Former Arsenal youngster Emmanuel Frimpong is heading to Austria for talks with Sturm Graz, following his release from Barnsley at the end of last season.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is due to hold talks with Austrian outfit Sturm Graz, according to reports.

Frimpong was recently released by Barnsley following their relegation from the Championship, having only joined the club in January for an undisclosed fee, receiving a red card in his first game and going on to make just nine appearances.

The 22-year-old came through the youth system at the Emirates, making his Premier League debut for Arsene Wenger’s side at the start of the 2011-12 campaign, after recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, suffered the previous summer.

However, he would fail to make another top flight appearance for the club following that season, suffering the same problem in his right knee during a second-half loan spell with Wolverhampton Wanderers, with subsequent loans at Charlton Athletic and Fulham during 2012-13 proving fruitless.

Once a highly-regarded youngster, Frimpong was eventually deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal and now, having looked less than impressive in the Championship, is faced to with a clear lack of opportunities in English football.

Forced to look for openings abroad, the Ghanaian international was said to have been in discussions with Sturm Graz several weeks ago about a potential deal, until negotiations petered out, but now, with interested renewed, the move to Austria could be just what’s needed to get his career back on track.

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