EXCLUSIVE: WHY EUROPEAN TEAMS REJECTED LUKMAN HARUNA

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An agent close to the camp of newly signed on Kairat of Kazakhstan midfielder Lukman Haruna has revealed European teams turned down the chance to sign the former Nigeria U-17 and 20 captain.

The 10 time capped Nigeria international left Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala after his six months loan wasn’t renewed and has been training with Dynamo Kiev until his move to Kairat.

His move came to many as a surprise but an agent who worked closely with his agent Greg Kenaan revealed he could have gone elsewhere in Europe were it not for the demands of his club and what he wants as salary.

“I know a couple of teams who were interested in him but the asking price from Dynamo kiev as loan fee and his salary demands were outrageous” He told owngoalnigeria.com.

“Dynamo Kiev wanted a loan fee close to $2m while he was demanding $1m as salary, very rare to see a club that will pay that in January in Europe.

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“In Kazakhstan he will earn close to $500,000 which is about it and I guess the loan fee will be above that sum, the money must be good for him to accept to go there”.