Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah has joined Serie A returnees Empoli on season-long loan move from Torino.

Acquah has been a bit-part player for the Maroons since the arrival of manager Walter Mazzarri.

He managed 22 appearances in total making just 9 starts last season, the move therefore is sure to guarantee the Ghanaian much needed playing time.

The deal was announced by the player's management company ArthurLegacy.

A tweet on Friday morning read: ''It's official: We're happy to announce that @AcquahAfriyie20 has signed a season-long loan deal at @EmpoliCalcio subject to medicals later today. #TransferNews #Acquah #Torino #SerieA.''

By Daraja Mutari