FC Sochaux coach Omar Daf is seriously brooding after missing out of the chance to sign Ghanaian striker Jonah Osabutey who joined OH Leuven on a season-long loan deal from German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

The French side had put a foot forward, eagerly looking forward to signing the Ghanaian but were outsmarted by OH Leuven.

It is the second loan spell for the Ghanaian in the Belgian Jupilar Pro League after his loan time at Royal Mouscron last term.

Before penning the deal with OH Leuven, Osabutey came close to joining FC Sochaux but the French Ligue 2 side failed to tie the deal.

According to Omar Daf, a former Senegal international who is in his third year at the helm of FC Sochaux, his outfit had been tracking the Ghanaian for a long time before he swerved them to sign for OH Leuven despite holding talks with Werder Bremen in January.

“We got in touch with his advisor,” quoted the French newspaper L’Est R├ępublicain.

“Jonah is a player we asked about last winter. We’ve been following its development for a while. It’s a pity but we move on.”

Last season, whiles on loan at Mouscron, Osabutey scored fives goals in 22 games to be named the club’s player of the season.

He joined Werder Bremen from Ghanaian side club Tema Youth, but he is yet to make a breakthrough at the Weser Stadium.