Mahatma Otoo says Portuguese side Benfica are chasing him

Mahatma Otoo: The Ghanaian striker says Benfica want to sign him

Ghanaian striker Mahatma Otoo has revealed that Europa League runners-up Benfica are interested in signing him.

The 21-year old currently plays in Ghana's Premier League for Hearts of Oak and his record of 18 goals this season has alerted a number of European clubs.

Sunderland and Lyon were also reported to be marking his progress but Otoo says the Portuguese club are leading the way for his signature.

"Benfica want me and they know what to do, it is to talk with Hearts to find an agreement," the youngster told Sky Sports.

"I have a year left on my contract," he added.