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MARSEILLE LINE UP MOVE FOR NIGERIA U-23 FORWARD TO REPLACE BATSHUAYI

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Despite having a below par season on loan at Anderlecht in Belgium, Nigeria U-23 forward Imoh Ezekiel is still attracting interest from French side Olympique Marseille.

Owngoalnigeria.com gathered, Marseille expect their top striker who has 20 goals this season Mitchy Batshuayi to leave in the summer as he is on the wanted list of some English Premiership team.

Not to be caught unaware if Batshuayi get his wish to leave the Stade Velodrome, they are already lining up a deal for Ezekiel who although is still a player of Qatari side Al-Arabi is not expected to return to the oil rich nation in the summer.

Marseille won’t have much problem in agreeing a deal with Al-Arabi for Ezekiel as they have a very healthy relationship with the Qatari side.

Ezekiel had endured a miserable season and he is presently out for the season after fracturing his jaw while on international duty with Nigeria U-23s where he was one of the top performers as they shock Brazil 1-0 in their backyard in a friendly meant to prepare both team for the Olympics in Rio.