CLUB BRUGGE SET TO MAKE NIGERIAN YOUNGSTER MOST EXPENSIVE SIGNING
The Belgian champions are close to beating Serie A giants AC Milan to the signature of one of Nigeria’s most recognised young midfielders in Europe. Nigerian midfielder Raphael Onyedika is on the verge of joining Club Brugge from Danish top division side FC Midtjylland if reports coming out of Belgium are anything to go by. According to the authoritative HBVL, Club Brugge have submitted a nine million euros bid to Midtjylland for the transfer of Onyedika.
The Nigerian forward scored a historic first on his full Premier League debut and on The Reds’ return to the top flight after more than two decades It took Nottingham Forest 23 years to get back to the top flight and their promotion had an element of fate to it. Despite being in the lower rungs of the Championship table in...
Should Club Brugge complete the €9 million move for Onyedika, the young defensive midfielder will become the joint-most expensive signing in the club’s history. Only when signing young Ghanaian forward Kamal Sowah from Leicester City last year have Brugge cough out nine million for a player. Onyedika could also become one of the most high-profile departures for FC Midtjylland.
Only on two previous occasions – Frank Onyeka and Jens Cajuste (both €10m, 2021) – have FCM received more than €9m for a sale in their history. Midtjylland acquired Onyedika almost for free from Nigerian partner club FC Ebedei in 2019. The versatile midfielder is presently valued at €5 million