Suleiman Abdullahi joins IFK Goteborg on a three-year deal

The former El-Kanemi Warriors player joins on a three-year contract, and a proven track record in Scandinavian football. Read more.

Suleiman Abdullahi joins IFK Goteborg on a three-year deal

Swedish Allsvenskan club, IFK Goteborg have announced the signing of 25-year old striker, Suleiman Abdullahi, on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at FC Union Berlin.

The former El-Kanemi Warriors player joined the Berlin side initially on loan in August 2018, and the signing was made permanent in July 2019 following the club’s promotion to the German top flight.

However, Abdullahi struggled to perform at this level, and he was loaned back to his former side, Eintracht Braunschweig in the 2. Bundesliga the following summer. Union Berlin announced his departure at the end of the 2021/2022 season.

“We are recruiting a player with great potential who has also shown before that he can deliver in Scandinavian football. We believe that Suleiman can lift in our environment and reach the same high level even in an all-Swedish context. What stands out most to me is his physique, speed and goal danger”, says Goteborg head coach Mikael Stahre.

Abdullahi had a spell with Viking FK in the Norwegian Toppserien, where he scored 15 goals and provided 7 assists in 46 appearances over the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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Sadiq Umar emerges as potential signing for Villareal

Following his scintillating performances which aided Almeria’s promotion to La Liga last season, Sadiq is wanted by top European teams.

Sadiq Umar emerges as potential signing for Villareal

La Liga Santander side, Villarreal CF have joined the list of teams expressing interest in Super Eagles’ striker, Umar Sadiq.

Following his scintillating performances which aided UD Almeria’s promotion into the Spanish first division last season, Sadiq is being wanted by top european teams.

The 25-year-old has made 76 appearances for the Rojiblancos and scored 38 goals.

The former AS Roma youngster has also drawn interest from Spanish teams, Sevilla and Valencia as well as Portuguese powerhouse Benfica and Eredivisie winners Ajax Amsterdam.

Villarreal on the other hand have received a bid for Arnaut Danjuma, from Premier League club West Ham United and with Sadiq bookmarked as a potential replacement.

According to the Spanish newspaper Relevo, Almeria would demand €20 million for the player.

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Taiwo Awoniyi joins Nottingham Forest for a record-breaking fee

Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of 24-year old Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi.

Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of 24-year old Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi.

The Nigerian joins the West Bridgeford based side following an impressive 2021-2022 season with FC Union Berlin in which he scored 20 goals and provided 5 assists in 43 games (all comps.).

In a statement on the club’s official website, Nottingham Forest confirmed that they broke their club transfer record to bring the Nigeria international to the City Ground.

A fee in the region of 20 million euros has been mooted as the figure in Awo’s release clause which was activated by Nottingham Forest.

The Ilorin-born forward now has a five-year deal that will keep him at Nottingham Forest until the end of the 2026-2027 season.

After getting a second chance to play in the Premier League, the former Liverpool man had this to say:

 “I’m very excited to be here at Nottingham Forest.

“It’s always been my dream to play in the Premier League and having spoken to Steve Cooper about our ambitions and looking at Forest, with its great history, it’s a club that I want to be part of.”

Awoniyi initally signed for Union Berlin on loan in 2020 before joining on a permanent basis the following season, and departs the Bundesliga club after scoring 25 goals in 65 appearances.

The 24-year-old went on several loan spells to clubs like FSV Frankfurt, NEC, Mouscron, Gent and Mainz 05 as a Liverpool player.

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RSC Anderlecht signs Ishaq Abdulrazak from IFK Norrkoping

Belgian giants, RSC Anderlecht have signed Ishaq Abdulrazak from IFK Norrkoping.

Belgian giants, RSC Anderlecht have signed Ishaq Abdulrazak from IFK Norrkoping.

The Swedish club accepted the sum of €4.5 million for the 20-year-old.

Anderlecht’s first bid for the Kaduna born was was rejected because it did not meet the valuation of the IFK Norrkoping. 

Since moving to Sweden two years back, he has played a total of 61 games with three goal contributions.

He has however played in several positions like Right Midfield, Right wing, Center Forward, Right back and most times in Center Midfield for the Norrköping based side.

Abdulrazak was part of the Golden Eaglets squad that failed to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup. 

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Torino slams €10million price tag on Ola Aina

Ola Aina is desperately in need of a move away from Torino this summer, but the club will not accept any bids below €10 million.

  • Torino slams €10million price tag on Ola Aina
  • Premier league clubs continue to monitor the situation

Last season, the Super Eagles star had an irregular campaign in Turin, and he wants to return to his old haunts, but the Maroons would not let him go cheap.

Ola Aina is desperately in need of a move away from Torino this summer, but the club will not accept any bids below €10 million.

Last season, Aina had a hit-or-miss season with the Maroons. Before the Africa Cup of Nations in January, the Super Eagles star was a regular, but following his return, he struggled to earn game time under coach Ivan Juric.

After returning from the AFCON, the Chelsea youth product was benched for eight games, appearing in only five of a possible 16 appearances.

According to Calciomercato, the 25-year-old is unhappy at Torino and wants to leave this summer, with the Maroons hoping to recoup at least €10 million.

Mr Lulu as he’s popularly called has been linked with a return to the Premier League after leaving the Cottagers in 2021. Fulham, Leeds, and Crystal Palace are frontrunners to secure his signature. 

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Jamilu Collins to undergo medicals at Cardiff City

Cardiff City are set to announce the signing of Nigeria international, Jamilu Collins, from SC Paderborn on a free transfer.

English EFL Championship club, Cardiff City are set to announce the signing of Nigeria international, Jamilu Collins, from SC Paderborn on a free transfer.

Collins will become the club’s fourth signing pending the outcome of his medical (May 19th), WalesOnline reports.

Following the expiration of his contract with Bundesliga 2 club SC Paderborn, where he spent the previous five seasons, the 27-year-old is expected to join on a free transfer.

The player’s versatility is a significant positive, as he can play center-back, wing-back, and on the left side of midfield, although his favorite position is left-back.

Cardiff desperately need to strengthen this position. The Bluebirds are resigned to the idea that former loanee Ryan Giles has his sights set on a Premier League loan next season, with Joel Bagan the only recognized senior left-back.

Collins, on the other hand, was spotted by Cardiff’s recruitment squad earlier this year and has been monitored by the club ever since. He played 90 minutes for Nigeria in their 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, and Cardiff were there to see.

The Bluebirds also sought references on the player from contacts in this country. Former Cardiff defender Semi Ajayi, who is now at West Brom and was Collins’ international teammate, is said to be one of those who gave a favourable recommendation.

Cardiff were to cast their net further afield this summer, according to WalesOnline, in the hopes of finding bargains on the European market. Collins is expected to be just that, according to club insiders.

He spent five seasons with Croatian club Rijeka before joining Paderborn, where he shone like a million stars.

Collins has appeared for the Super Eagles in 25 games.

An official announcement is expected in the next 48 hours.

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Aston Villa join Crystal Palace and Brentford in race for Joe Aribo

It’s worth mentioning that Aribo’s contract with Rangers expires on July 1, 2022, and he has expressed no desire in extending it, which has piqued the interest of Premier League clubs.

Aston Villa is the latest Premier League club to reportedly express interest in signing Rangers’ Joe Aribo during the summer transfer window.

It’s worth mentioning that Aribo’s contract with Rangers expires on July 1, 2023, and he has expressed no desire in extending it, which has piqued the interest of Premier League clubs.

According to the Sun, Aston Villa have joined the hunt for Aribo, who previously worked with current Lions manager Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

Brentford and Crystal Palace, among others, have taken notice of the versatile midfielder’s performances for the Light Blues this season.

Instead of letting the 25-year-old walk away for free at the end of next season, the Gers may cash in on him this summer.

If Aribo’s move to Aston Villa goes through, he may be the ideal midfield partner for Philippe Coutinho, who just signed a permanent deal.

The Nigerian has shown his versatility by putting in strong performances as a box-to-box midfielder, right winger, and false nine.

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La Liga club battle Bayer Leverkusen for Peter Olayinka’s signature

The Super Eagles forward has been linked with a number of teams, but a team in in Spanish top flight has recently shown great interest in him.

The Super Eagles forward has been linked with a number of teams, but a team in in Spanish top flight has recently shown great interest in him.

Peter Olayinka, who is desired by Turkish heavyweights Fenerbache and German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, could be heading to Spain.

The representative of Olayinka claimed that his client is a target for an unnamed team in the La Liga Santander, soccernet.ng reports.

“There is a huge interest in Peter Olayinka from a Spanish club as regards the summer transfer window. Our Spanish partners want to discuss about Olayinka,” his agent was quoted to have said.

His agent would not share the team’s identity, but football experts estimate that the player is worth more than €2 million.

However, his Czech employers may be holding out for more, as he has proven to be a valuable member of the team.

So far, the Nigerian has had an eventful European career, having played in Turkey, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.

He has also represented Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations.

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Jamilu Collins to depart SC Paderborn after five years

Collins will end his five-year association with the German Bundesliga 2 club at the end of this season

German side, SC Paderborn have confirmed that Jamilu Collins will leave the club at the end of the 2021/2022 season.

Collins will end his five-year association with the German Bundesliga 2 club at the end of this season.

“The season is coming to an end, which always means saying goodbye.

Thank you for your commitment in 🔵⚫️!”

SC Padeborn officials presenting a farewell card to the Nigerian international

The left-back was signed by Paderborn in September 2017 on a two-year contract following a successful trial at the club.

The Nigerian international found the back of the net twice in 137 appearances for the club.

His most famous goal for the club was in Paderborn’s 3-2 defeat to German heavyweights Bayern Munich in the 2019/2020 season.

Collins who’s also a Croatian citizen has played for clubs in Croatia and Slovenia.

He was however linked with a move to the Turkish Super Lig last summer but it fell through. 

The 27-year-old has racked up 25 appearances for the Super Eagles since making his debut in October 2018.

He was part of the squad that went to the 2019 and 2021 AFCON tournament. 

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Al Hilal Saudi monitoring Anthony Nwakaeme’s contract situation

The Asian champions already have Odion Ighalo, but they could be trying to create a Nigerian combo in attack. 

Al Hilal are reportedly keeping an eye on Anthony Nwakaeme’s Trabzonspor contract situation and could make a move for him this summer.

The Asian champions already have Odion Ighalo, but they could be trying to create a Nigerian combo in attack. 

At Trabzonspor, Nwakaeme has entrenched his reputation. The 33-year-old has been at the club for four years, but this is his most fruitful season.

The former Hapoel Beer Sheva star has 11 goals and ten assists for the Black Sea Storm, who have won their first league title in 38 years.

His time at Trabzon, however, appears to be drawing to a close, as he has declined to extend his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Nwakaeme is requesting higher salary at the end of his career, but Trabzonspor is unwilling to give up and risk losing him this summer.

Al Hilal is keeping an eye on his status, according to Ajansspor, and could step in if his contract with the Turkish Champions-elect expires.

If Nwakaeme joins the Saudi Arabian team, he will join compatriot Odion Ighalo, who has been on fire since leaving Al Shabab in January. In 14 games with Al Hilal, the former Watford striker has scored 12 goals.

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