Five Nigerian Players Poised For Transfer Move In The Summer Window

Nigerian players abroad finished the season in contrasting circumstances with a couple of players battling relegation in the various league they ply their trade.

While celebration beckoned on some other players who would be playing in Europe likewise those who won the League title.

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However, whatever the case may be these Nigerian players are primed to move from their current club at the moment.

And on this note, highlights some of these players as the transfer window opens in earnest.

Joe Aribo (Southampton, England)

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The talented former Rangers playmaker and the Nigerian number 10 have been a standout player for the Scottish giants in past seasons.

But Aribo has relatively struggled to make the impact needed with the modest English side Southampton.

Despite scoring 2 goals for the club in his first few games of the season, he lost his place in the team via injuries amid some managerial changes.

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And with the Saints relegated to the Sky Bet Championship a move is key for the trickery playmaker to revive his career next season.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England)

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The Leicester City man popularly known as ‘Senior man’ among Nigerian soccer fans is expected to be on the move by all means.

A player of his calibre is meant to be playing at the highest level for some of the best sides in Europe.

And it’s really unfortunate that he was part of an underwhelming Foxes side that got relegated at the end of the season.

He was named Leicester’s player of the season despite the presence of star players at Leicester City in the mould of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, and his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi.

That alone clearly shows that Kelechi Iheanacho certainly needs a move to a team that would match his talent and quality as a player.

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal, Spain)

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The talented Super Eagles star is likely to be leaving the shore of La Liga side Villarreal this summer.

And with one year left on his current deal at the Spanish club, a move is imminent as several teams are making inquiries about his services.

Serie A giants AC Milan and some other top sides are said to be interested in signing Villarreal winger Chukwueze this summer.

And with his terrific performance against Real Madrid a few months back, it promises to be interesting to where he finally pitches his tents for next season.

Ola Aina (Torino, Italy)

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The former Chelsea man has been out of the spotlight to an extent despite the talent we’ve known he has as a player.

And playing in the Serie A with lowly-rated Torino has not helped his course amid certain injuries he’s had in the past seasons.

However, with renewed interest coming from Premier League sides for his services, he must make the most of the opportunity this time around.

English Premier League sides like Fulham and West Ham United are asking about his availability this summer.

And with both sides having done well last season, especially with West Ham United’s adventure in Europa League, a move to any of these EPL sides would be a great one for the Nigerian defender.

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

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Last but not least is Wilfred Ndidi who’s been compared to some of the best players in his position (defensive midfield).

He’s been likened to Brazil’s Casemiro who now plays for Manchester United as well as Arsenal target Declan Rice who finished the season on a high with West Ham United.

Leicester boss defends Ndidi Such comparisons with some of these high-profile names are proof of the player’s quality in view of the transfer market.

And with Leicester City relegated to the Sky Bet Championship amid the aim to balance the books from the Leicester perspective, Ndidi should certainly be on the move to a new club by his (all) standards.


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