According to reports exclusively gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com, highly rated Nigeria youth international defender Lukman Zakari has terminated his pre contract with Tunisian side Sfaxien.
Zakari refused to return to the club after his campaign with the Nigeria U-20s during their ill fated attempt to qualify for next year Africa Under-20 championship.
He insisted on the club fulfilling clauses in the pre contract he signed early this year, but the Tunisian side are adamant, that they will only listen to him if he returns back to the them.
Due to the differences, he has instructed his agent to terminate his pre contract agreement and press ahead with other options which include Sfaxien bitter rivals Esperance.
Esperance have long been interested in the teen prospect widely regarded as one of the best upcoming defenders in Nigeria and, they could in the coming days press further to sign him.
The defender who won the U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 2015 is reportedly closing in on a move to a team in Spain, which wasn’t mentioned by our contacts.
In the past, the soon to be 18 year old, who was twice voted man of the match for the Nigeria U-20 was heavily linked with a move to Celta Vigo, although there’s no confirmation if he is heading to the La-Liga side.