Bordeaux announce the signing of Samuel Kalu

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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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