Champions FC Porto are preparing a bid for Zaidu Sanusi, who is now regarded as one of the fastest fullbacks in Portugal.
Porto wish to give him a long-term contract.
Porto’s interest in the 23-year-old Nigerian leftback is displayed on the front page of O Jogo today.
The Kebbi-born player is seen as a direct replacement for the Brazilian Alex Telles, who is set to be his way out of the Portuguese champions.
Zaidu, who can also play in central defence, has shone for modest club Santa Clara so much so that newly promoted German Bundesliga club Armenia Bielefeld have also indicated interest to sign him.
He has scored a goal in 23 appearances this season in Portugal.