Heerenveen of Holland are running the risk of losing their Nigerian centre back Kenneth Otigba who is reportedly being chased by English Championship side Middlesbrough and Derby County.
Otigba contracted to Heerenven till the summer of 2018 was two seasons ago linked with a move to English Premiership giants Liverpool but the move failed to materialise.
Born to Nigerian parents in Hungary, he has indicated his willingness to play for Nigeria at senior international level but he is yet to be called up by the Nigeria national team.
So far he has made 27 appearances this season with three goals to his name from his role as a central defender where he has also picked up six bookings.
He has long indicated his willingness to move to England and with Middlesbrough and Derby County both battling to gain promotion to the English Premier League, a bid in the summer might entice him if the price is right.
Derby County are sixth on the Championship table which keeps them within the promotion play offs spot while Middlesbrough are in second position battling for automatic promotion with seven games remaining.