Bordeaux announce the signing of Samuel Kalu


French club Bordeaux have announced that they have reached an agreement with Belgian side KAA Gent for the transfer of Nigerian winger Samuel Kalu for a fee in the region of €8 million.

The statement was released on the Bordeaux official Twitter handle which read;” We inform you that an agreement have been reached, subject to the signature of all administrative documents, with Gent, for the transfer of Samuel Kalu.”

Kalu still only 20-year-old, is expected to be  a direct replacement for Brazilian winger Malcom who made €30 million transfer to Barcelona this summer.

Kalu scored seven league goals while bagging 10 assists in 32 appearances last season in the Belgian First Division A for Gent.

Once the deal is complete the skillful attacking winger will be making an upgrade from Belgium to France in the colours of six time League 1 Champions Boarduex managed by former Sunderland coach Gus Poyet.

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