David Okereke set for return to Club Brugge

Okereke joined Venezia on a season-long loan from Belgian champions Club Brugge in August, after bagging promotion to the Italian Serie A.

The Italian top flight is down to its last four rounds, and the Winged Lions will need a miracle to avoid relegation.

According to Calcio Mercato, if Venezia FC is demoted from Serie A at the end of the season, David Okereke will not be given a permanent contract.

Okereke joined Venezia on a season-long loan from Belgian champions Club Brugge in August, after bagging promotion to the Italian top flight via the play-offs.

He has not been a flop in Italy, with six goals and one assist in 29 Serie A matches – the third-highest goal output of any Venezia player.

Despite the 24-year-old’s contribution, Venezia are still rooted to the bottom of the league standings, six points adrift of safety with only four games remaining.

With a return to Serie B becoming more likely by the day, Venezia are refusing to use their option to sign Okereke on a permanent basis.

The possibility of returning to Club Brugge, where he only appeared in one league match last season, would not excite the Nigerian striker.

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