SCORENigeria looks at the 10 most likely Nigerian players who could make a transfer before the summer window closes in most of Europe tomorrow.
10. Akinkunmi Amoo
Interests: Cyprus, Russia
The former Golden Eaglets star did not make the grade at Danish champions FC Copenhagen and added to his off-the-pitch problems, he has to move this window.
9. Abdussalam Magashy
Interests: Vermano IF
The all-action midfielder has fallen out of favour at Swedish club AIK Solna and he will need to move even if it is a loan to enjoy more playing time. His former Swedish club Vernamo could be a likely destination even though an initial loan transfer request by them was rejected by AIK.
8. Joe Aribo
Interests: Rangers, Verona, Turkey
He is another player whose transfer has not gone to plan and Southampton are prepared to let him go either on loan or on a permanent basis. He has been linked with his former Scottish club as well as several Turkish clubs thus far.
7. Paul Onuachu
Interests: Genk, German Bundesliga
He does not have a future at relegated Southampton and the best solution will be for both club and player to go separate ways. His former Belgian club have been pushing for his return, but they do not have the 25 Million Euros Southampton want for the striker. There have also been interests from several lowly clubs in the Bundesliga.
6. Oghenekaro Etebo
Interests: Cadiz, Guingamp
The former Super Eagles star has failed to get his career back on track even in Greece and seeks a new club. Spanish club Cadiz and Guingamp in France are the clubs keen to give him another chance.
5. Alex Iwobi
Iwobi has this week been linked with Premier League club Fulham, but can the London club meet up with the asking price by Everton especially as in January he could sign a pre-contract with them and join them in the summer for free?
4. Gift Orban
Interests: Lille, Spurs, Sevilla
The sensational Gent striker is wanted by several top clubs in the major leagues of Europe, but none of them have matched the Belgian club’s 30 Million Euros valuation of the player. Gent now have the cash to be competitive thanks to a recent takeover and as such they can afford to stick to their hefty asking price for the striker.
3. Kelechi Iheanacho
Interests: Crystal Palace, Wolves
‘Seniorman Kels’ should stage a return to the Premier League by Transfer Deadline Day with Crystal Palace, who desperately need his goals to continue to punch above their weight in the top league in England.
2. Wilfred Ndidi
Interests: Nottingham Forest
Ndidi has already agreed personal terms with Forest and both English clubs have agreed a transfer fee for the player. Barring a last-minute hitch, he will be back in the Premier League, like his friend and teammate Iheanacho.
He did not cut it at Forest and will therefore need to move on if he were to be back playing regularly again. The Premier League club will most likely lose more than half of the 15 Million Euros they spent for him to join them last summer from Watford. Udinese in Serie A is his most likely destination.