Malmo winger Joseph Elanga wants to leave the club after falling out of favour with new coach Tom Prahl. « I am very disappointed and I want to get away as fast as possible. I’ve told my agent that I want to leave, » he said.
Elanga has been at Malmo for two seasons, but has recently struggled to get a game. Indeed, Prahl has even chosen to field right-footed players on the left rather than play the left-footed Elanga.
The Cameroonian has one-and-a-half years left on his contract, but added: « I want away from Malmo. Tom Prahl and I don’t have the same idea of football. I don’t like his system.
« If I had played badly I would understand. But I think I’ve played well in at least five of the games. From my point of view, I see it as the club doesn’t want me anymore. »
Elanga was not included in the 20-man squad to meet Danish side Odense in a friendly this weekend and Malmo director Hasse Borg, who will meet the player’s agent on Monday, conceded that he had grounds for feeling unjustly treated.
« To not be included in a 20-strong squad was the last thing he needed, I suppose, » he said.
Elanga, who played for Cameroon in the 1998 World Cup, joined Malmo from Apollon in 2000. Malmo were in the first division then and quickly showed his speed and prowess down the left.