After a lengthy spell of persuasion and negotiations, Nigeria U-17 world cup winner Lukman Zakari has finally agree to join Sfaxien of Tunisia.
A mild drama took place yesterday when the player refused to travel to Sfax where he is suppose to be presented to the fans of the team as he bluntly refused to heed to the words of his agents and family saying he feels something is not right about the deal.
However owngoalnigeria.com can authoritatively reveal that the player just left his hotel room in a car provided by Sfaxien alongside his agent Babawo Mohammed and they are heading to Sfaxien where he will undergo medicals before signing.
A family source confirmed the new insisting that stories of how Nigeria players are treated in Tunisia created doubts in the mind of the 17 year old but they were able to convince him to accept the proposal presented by Sfaxien.
He will sign a 5 year deal with a sign on fee of $210,000 spread over the five years of his contract and a monthly salary reportedly worth close to $6,000 a month without tax.
Sfaxien of Tunisia will give the player a two week break to return to Nigeria after a tour of the club facilities but they expect him to be back in the country before he completes 18 with his deal set to begin in December.
Unity Academy the owners of his economic right will reportedly receive a transfer fee of $200,000 to be paid in two installments for the defender to become the third Nigerian at Sfaxien by joining Junior Ajayi and Kingsley Sokari.