Goal can confirm that Nicholas Opoku will return to parent club Udinese after his loan deal with Amiens ended on June 30.
The 22-year-old joined the Unicorns in February and made seven appearances, playing for the entire 90 minutes in all of them.
In those matches, they lost only to Monaco and Metz, and drew the rest which included fixtures against Olympique Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille.
His efforts were still not enough as Amiens finished 19th in the abruptly-ended Ligue 1 season with 23 points after 28 games.
"Since Amiens has not yet taken up the option, he [Opoku] could very well return to Udinese," Anthony Appiah, agent of Opoku, told Goal last month.
“Several clubs are interested in Nicholas in France, Spain and Germany."
French club Rennes had been interested in signing Opoku after a strong third-place finish, however, their chances of getting him were subject to whether Amiens would activate the first rights to purchase him for €4 million.
Their failure to activate the clause means the Brittany-based outfit can launch a bid if they are still interested and if Udinese is willing to accept their offer.
Amiens kept three clean sheets in the seven games Opoku he featured in, which were at home to fellow-relegated side Toulouse, and away to Lyon and Strasbourg.
Opoku made 10 competitive appearances for Udinese before joining Amiens. He was sent off for two bookable offences in a 7-1 demolition by Atlanta on October 27, 2019.
The Little Zebras won twice in seven Serie A games that Opoku featured in, which were a 1-0 win over Tornio on October 20, 2019 and 3-1 win at Genoa a month later. There were a total of four defeats and one draw.
Opoku also played thrice in the Copa Italia in 3-1 and 4-0 wins over Sudtirol and Bologna before losing 4-0 to Juventus in the Round of 16.
He joined Udinese from Tunisian side Club Africain in 2018 for €1.5 million.
Opoku has six caps for the Black Stars, having made his debut in a 2-1 friendly against the United States on July 1, 2017. He also played in friendlies against Japan and Iceland which ended in a 2-0 and 2-2 draw, respectively.
He was born in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi and played for Kumasi Corner Babies and Berekum Chelsea.