Forgotten Nigeria U-17,20,23 and Super Eagles forward Solomon Okoronkwo might secure a big money move to the UAE with Al-Ain currently chasing the 28 year old.

The former Hertha Berlin forward is presently playing for Germany’s regional side Saarbrucken but a source told that he missed out on a move to Al-Ain earlier as he couldn’t be reached on phone, emails or any means of communications.

However during the week the player popularly called “Daddy” among his close friends in Jos where he grew up was finally reached and talks with Al-Ain are now well underway.

“He missed out on a chance to move to Al-Ain earlier but hopefully before the end of the season in the UAE he will be in Dubai to have talks about joining them” He told

Solomon Okoronkwo a part of Nigeria’s team to the 2005 U-20 WYC in Holland where they finished second losing to Argentina in the final by 1-0 and he was also part of the Nigeria U-23 team that fell 1-0 to almost an identical Argentina team at the Olympics three years later.

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He started his European club career with Hertha Berlin in Germany and also turned out for Saturn in Russia before a brief spell at Aalesund in Norway.

Okoronkwo also played in Hungary for Pesci MFC before returning to Germany in 2013 teaming up with second division side Erzgebirge Aue and later left for Sandhausen.

At Saarbrucken he has 6 goals from 16 games for the 4th place team who are gunning for promotion to the second division from the Regionalliga league.