Girondins-Bordeaux of France winger, Samuel Kalu has surprisingly entered the transfer radar of Leicester City of England, with a hint that The Foxes are eager to get a direct replacement for his fellow-Nigerian forward, Ahmed Musa.
Footballlive.ng learnt that, though Musa never found his range within two spells with the former English Premier League champions, The Foxes see the Super Eagles’ stand-in captain’s departure as a minus, hence their move to hook Kalu to fill the vacuum.
Leicester still have two other Nigerian stars on their cards, with Wilfred Onyinye Ndidi enjoying regular playing time, while Kelechi Iheanacho is mostly used as an impact player, but there might yet be space for Kalu to fill down the flanks on either side.
However, it will not be an open-shut bid to snatch the former KAA Gent attacker from the grip of Bordeaux, which he joined only this past summer, as several other clubs in England and AS Roma of Italy are also said to be in the race to hook the fast-rising Eagles’ rookie.
The 21-year-old, who joined Bordeaux from Gent for €8.5m, has a goal and two assists in nine games.
He caught the ye of Roma scouts, who were in the stands to watch his side against OGC Nice in Ligue 1.
Roma, though, will have to ward off pressure from Leicester and three other English Premier League clubs – Chelsea, Everton and Newcastle United – who are all said to be in the hunt for Kalu’s signature.