Merseyside clubs including Everton and Liverpool are interested in acquiring the services of Nigerian defender Shehu Abdullahi.
The 24-years-old right back currently plays for Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta.
“Yes, we have offers from Spain, France, Italy and Merseyside clubs in England,” a Mitem Sports Sprl source told 90MinutesGoal.com
“We will study which offer is best for our client, since he will be a free agent after the World Cup,” the source concluded.
Shehu has been in great form for both club and country as he helped Nigeria qualify for her sixth World Cup and also helped his club reach the summit of the Cypriot league table with 12 matches played.
A move away from Anorthosis Famagusta looks likely in January, but the management of the club will likely want to hold on to the player when his contract expires after the World Cup in Russia in 2018.
Rumours doing the rounds suggest that Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama is not interested in making his return to the national team.
According to a popular Nigerian website, the former Super Eagles number one is not interested in bouncing back to the team.
Coach Gernot Rohr has constantly voiced his desire to have the 35-year-old back in the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
OwnGoalNigeria reports that Enyeama, who left the national team after a row with former coach Sunday Oliseh, has turned down the approach from the coach to return to the team ahead of the World Cup.
The website reports that Colin Udoh, who holds close ties with the former Enyimba goalkeeper, said that Enyeama won’t be coming back to the team despite the goalkeeper crisis rocking the side.
Meanwhile, the unfortunate diagnosis of first choice goalkeeper Carl Ikeme with Leukaemia has left the West Africans struggling in the goalkeeping department, with Rohr not completely happy with the goalkeepers at his disposal.
As the super Eagles are yet to take on the Chipolopolo of Zambia for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, former Green Eagles Winger, Adegoke Adelabu has indicated that the Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi should be ready to throw his long passes from the midfield for his team mates to make a perfect finish.
The Super Eagle’s are currently at the top of the table with 10 points while the Chipolopolo are in 7 points and would visit Uyo on October 7th.
To Adelabu, such desire by the Chipolopolo must be cut short in Uyo. “I watched the Zambia versus Algeria match, and as an ex-player, coach and football scientist, I foresee a situation where they (Zambia) will come to Uyo to play their usual physical football. The Eagles were a bit lucky in our last two games against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun because the Camerounians played organized football. That is not the case with Zambia.
“Their midfielders and defenders will do everything to frustrate Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo from scoring because of their physical pattern of football. In that case, Mikel must be ready to do the job from the midfield because he is very good with his long passes. Mikel must be fit to stay longer in the game, and with one long pass, he has succeeded in dividing the Zambian team into two. Mikel should always look for a way to put the ball behind the Zambians for our attackers to sneak into their vital area and score. We need the three points so that our journey to Algeria will be a mere formality,” Adelabu stated.
Source: The Guardian