Deadline day: 3 Nigerian players with potential to make significant transfers moves

Nigerian players with potential to make significant transfers on deadline day

The 2023 winter transfer window in European football closes on January 31, which means that players can no longer move between teams until the end of the season.

Due to this, the race to complete transactions before the window closes on deadline day which involves some Nigerian players.

Following months of speculation, here are some noteworthy Nigerian players who are expected to make a move today.

These Nigerian players may switch teams before the transfer market closes tonight.

Terem Moffi

Terem Moffi

According to reports, Lorient has already accepted a €30 million (plus bonuses) bid from OGC Nice to sign Terem Moffi.

Following an explosive start to the season in which he scored 12 goals in 18 games for Les Merlus, the Nigerian has been the most sought-after player in Ligue 1.

The second-highest scorer in the French top flight looks set to leave Lorient today after already agreeing personal terms with Nice earlier in the window.

Moffi was courted by Marseille, Lyon, West Ham, and Southampton, but he has always chosen OGC Nice, and he appears to have gotten his wish today.

Bright Osayi-Samuel

Bright Osayi-Samuel

Bright Osayi-Samuel, a Nigerian full-back, has been heavily connected with a move away from Fenerbahce, with a number of Premier League clubs apparently keen.

The 25-year-old has subsequently piqued Bournemouth’s interest, with the Cherries being suggested as his next destination before the transfer window ends.

If Bournemouth can persuade Fenerbahce to sell the player whose contract expires in 2024, they may have to pay a figure in the area of €9.00 million.

Paul Onuachu

Paul Onuachu

In terms of transfer rumors, lanky striker, Paul Onuachu has been linked with various clubs in every window over the last six seasons, but nothing has come to fruition.

So far, Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt and Premier League side Southampton have been mentioned as potential destinations for him, although another English team appears to be more likely to recruit him. Everton have been linked with Onuachu, particularly with the arrival of Sean Dyche as manager of the Toffees.

Onuachu presently leads the Belgian Pro League scoring charts with 16 goals, while Everton as a club has only scored 15.

The lanky striker would have fit Dyche’s route one style of play and provided Everton with a fresh dimension going forward.

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