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Spanish club Espanyol make talented Nigerian youngster number one summer transfer target

  • Kelechi Nwakali wa impressive for Spanish Segunda Division side Huesca last season, but could be playing in the La Liga next season
  • The 23-year-old Nigerian midfielder is being trailed by La Liga returnees Espanyol who are in search for reinforcements
  • With Javi Puado’s contract already renewed, Espanyol are now working on possible move for the Nigerian star

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Espanyol of Spain are desperate in bolstering their squad ahead of the coming season, but they are yet to complete a move for any player this summer.

Soccernet are reporting that talented Nigerian midfield sensation Kelechi Nwakali is now the major target for the La Liga club ahead of the coming season.

Espanyol returned to the Spanish topflight after gaining promotion last season when they finished top of the Segunda Division.

Spanish Club Espanyol Make Talented Nigerian Youngster Number One Summer Transfer Target
Kelechi Nwakali on the radar of Espanyol. Photo: Cristian Trujillo
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They have renewed Javi Puado’s deal after it expired in June but believe they need more reinforcements for the challenges ahead.

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Espanyol are convinced they have found the ideal addition to boost their midfield options in Nigerian sensation Nwakali who plays for Huesca.

The 23-year-old was one of the revelations of LaLiga Smartbank in the second half of last season, scoring four goals and supplying an assist in 18 league matches while on loan at struggling Alcorcon.

There’s a €15 million release clause in Nwakali’s contract with Huesca, but, as per Pricos Marca, financially limited Espanyol will offer to take the former Golden Eaglets star on loan.

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Turkish league giants Karagumruk SK have secured the services of Nigeria international Ahmed Musa on a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old winger has already been unveiled by the Super Lig outfit ahead of the 2021-22 season which will kick off a few weeks from now.

Coach Francesco Farioli will be banking on the former CSKA Moscow and Leicester City winger by the time the season starts next month.

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The club while posting the picture of his unveiling on their Instagram page wrote:

"We added the 28-year-old Nigerian attacker to our squad. He played for clubs such as VVV Venlo, CSKA Moscow, and Leicester City in his career.”

Napoli to build squad around Osimhen

Legit.ng earlier reported that reports from Italy claim that Serie A outfit Napoli are ready to build their team around Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen ahead of the coming seasons.

The 22-year-old was a key member of the squad under ousted manager Gennaro Gattuso; and now new boss Luciano Spalletti is considering building his team around the Nigerian.

It was gathered that the tactician believes the former Nigeria Under 17 striker is capable of leading the squad’s attack in the forthcoming season.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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