Nigerian players continue to be linked with different clubs. While some are on the verge of completing moves to a new club. We take a look at the latest transfers, news and gossips concerning Nigerian players..
Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike should be in Greece on Monday to complete a €2 Million move from Turkish club Fenerbahce to Greek Olympiakos. It will be recalled that another Nigerian Brown Ideye left Olympiakos in January for Chinese club Tianjin Teda. Emenike, 30, is seen as an ideal option to replace Diumerci Mbokani who failed his medical with the club last week.
Assistant captain of the Super Eagles Ogenyi Onazi has taken to social media to refute claims by his agent Ayodele Makinwa (former super Eagles player) that he is set to terminate his stay with Turkish club Trabzonspor due to breach of contract.
Onazi, 24, is been owed wages of up to three months and the matter has been taken to FIFA according to his agent Makinwa. But Onazi seems to be calm and seeking amicable settlement.
It will be recalled that FIFA had to intervene before Onazi’s last club in Italy Lazio paid up a back log of his wages owed the player.
Nigerian central defence marshal William Troost-Ekong is reported to have agreed personal terms with Turkish club Bursaspor. 23-year-old Troost-Ekong is keen on a move having endured limited playing time with Gent.
Both Gent and Bursaspor are yet to finalize transfer agreements with just 12 months remaining in the Olympic bronze medalist’s star.
Sunderland’s 18 year old striker Joel Asoro has admitted contact by Nigeria to switch allegiance from Sweden to the the African football power house.
Asoro, a highly rated prospect has represented Sweden at both u-17 and u-20 levels at 16 years of age, but still qualifies to play for Nigeria.
“Nigeria have contacted me” Asoro is quoted as saying on SVT.
“We will see what happens if I do not get into the A national team in Sweden. I’ll probably choose Nigeria.
England is also a possibility. If I live in England for two more years, I can play for their national team,” he says.