Emmanuel Nettey has weighed in on the departure of former Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso in the ongoing transfer window.

Esso switched camps to Premier League rivals Dreams FC, weeks after his shock exit from the club.

His absence has been widely reported as a massive blow to Hearts of Oak’s title aspirations.

However Nettey insists that Esso’s departure for pastures new is an opportunity rather than a crisis.

The midfielder argued that his exit allows the team to take a few steps forward and imropve as a team.

“I don’t think Esso’s departure has created that big of a gap in the team. Yes, he is a quality player but Hearts of Oak has a long history of top players like Bernard Don Bortey, Joe Ansah and the likes who played and left but the club was able to replace them” he said in an interview with FootballMadeInGhana.

“I think it’s a chance for the other players in the team to fill the void. The technical team are also working to beef up the squad with equally good player so we can compete on all fronts this season” he concluded.