Joel Obi Attracts Milan’s Attention


Torino of Italy midfielder, Joel Chukwuma Obi has attracted summer transfer attention from Serie A giants, AC Milan.

In what could be a move back to the city where he started his professional career in Italy, with Inter Milan, Obi’s form of the past season is seen as the beacon attracting him to The Rossoneri.

Another factor is his return to the Super Eagles’ frame and, though he did not eventually get to play a single match at the World Cup, Obi’s value has shot up tremendously.

This has now opened a fresh vista of hope for the midfield battler, who has registered 110 appearances in the Serie A for Inter, Parma and Torino.

Though the 27-year-old had been linked with Crystal Palace plus Portuguese duo, Benfica and Porto, the most concrete interest has come from Celta Vigo of Spain, who saw an offer of five million euros turned down by Torino.

With all that in the past, Milan are now said to be mulling over a move for the midfielder, who has entered the final twelve months of his contract with Torino.

Obi’s Turin-based side are looking to sell him to recoup their investment on the player, who has not been offered a new contract and may not be in the plans of their manager, Walter Mazzarri for the coming season.


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