Hottest In-Demand: Super Eagles Players in the Summer Transfer Window
June, 19 2022.
As the summer transfer window continues to hot up, Nigerian internationals, Moses Simon, Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sadiq Umar are all set for the proverbial golden fleece.
These seven Super Eagles players are all set for proverbial golden fleece. There is a popular saying that goes thus, ‘the essence of life is greener pasture moving to greater levels’. These players are not exemption of that statement, as plethora of clubs are jostling for their signature.
Victor Osimhen's stock continues to rise at the Partenopei with Napoli after the Lagos-born striker notched up 14 goals last season. Arsenal is reportedly interested in the services of the Super Eagles attacker, whose work rate and desire for success has impressed Mikel Arteta. With Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexander Lacazette leaving the Gunners in the last 6 months, the North London side are keen on bolstering their front line with sharp shooters.
Nantes and Super Eagles winger, Moses Simon has been on the transfer wish list of new money boys, Newcastle United, Leeds United, as well as Olympic de Marseille of France. Simon has continued to impress at the Canary club, leading to French Cup success last season, also booking a Europa League ticket. Simon's contribution in the last couple of years for Nantes have not gone unnoticed by clubs in Europe. It remains to be seen if these clubs can tempt him away from the lure of a historic Europa League available at Nantes.
Midfielder Joe Aribo is another player who is in hot demand. The Glasgow Rangers midfield dynamo played a whooping 70 games last season. His consistency and versatility has the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham, Crystal Place and Everton eyeing the player.
Ola Aina has 12 months left in his current deal with Torino in the Serie A. Already, Crystal Palace are considering bringing the London-born international back to South London but would need to tempt Torino to let the fullback go.
Taiwo Awoniyi's season with Union Berlin ended in glorious delight for the Ilorin-born striker who had 15 goals in the league. Premier League newboys, Nottingham Forest are on a serious chase for Awoniyi, who are hoping they can give him another chance in English football, after his stay with Liverpool did not end in glory.
UD Almeria striker, Sadiq Umar poached 18 goals in last season, as he fired his team to Laliga promotion. This feat has seen Valencia, Benfica and Sevilla all flirt with the tall, lanky goal poacher. Almeria is keen to keeping their prized assets and it would take an above-board bid to get him out of the club.
For Calvin Bassey, the young defender's Meteoric rise continue in Scotland. After another stellar season, crowned with Rangers'Young Player of the season, it's reported that Wolverhampton Wanderers are seriously keen on his service with current left back of the Wolves side, Nouri Ait Nouri a target for both Chelsea and Spurs.