Accra Hearts of Oak have gazumped Medeama SC to sign in demand attacking midfielder Salifu Ibrahim from Techiman Eleven Wonders.

The technically gifted playmaker has signed a three year deal with the phobians after agreeing personal terms and passing his medical examinations.

He left Kumasi to Accra on Friday morning in the company of his representative to conclude all formalities before signing for his new club.

Despite Hearts of Oak concluding a deal with Techiman Eleven Wonders in the region of GHC100,000 Medeama SC were keen on snatching the player at the last minute but the midfielder had his heart set on playing for the Premier League giants.

The former Unistar Academy player has made fourteen appearances so far this season scoring once and making three assists.

The likes of Medeama SC, AshantiGold SC, Karela United and Asante Kotoko have all been credited with interest in the midfielder.

He has been handed a call up by the national team coach C.K Akonnor  ahead of next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome & Principe.