EXCLUSIVE: Standard Liege Make Contact With Rijeka Over Nigerian Forward Theophilus Solomon


Owngoalnigeria.com understands that a line of communication has been opened between Belgian side Standard Liege and Croatian side HNK Rijeka, for hot in demand Nigerian striker Theophilus Solomon.


His fine form have lead to speculations about his future with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and Spanish side currently keeping a close watch on him, but it appears Standard Liege have stolen a march on their rivals.
Solomon is presently one of the top scorer in the Croatian league with five goals for modest side Istra two goals behind the overall topscorer in the league, where he is on loan from table toppers Rijeka.

20 year old Solomon made his national team debut for the Nigeria Olympic team in a friendly tie in Rio, where they beat the host Brazil 1-0 before going to the Olympics where they finished with a bronze medal.

Despite playing only two seasons as a professional footballer he has over 30 competitive goals despite not playing as an out and out striker until last season at Sibenik, where he found the back of the net 14 times.