The top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League Stephen Odey has accepted an offer from Russian side FC Krasnodar, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Odey received the offer few weeks ago, and it came with flight tickets, accommodation and medical expenses, plus full details of the contract he is expected to sign after undergoing medicals with the team currently placed 4th on the log in Russia.
A confirmation of Odey’s impending transfer was later confirmed by owngoalnigeria.com sources in Russia, including a club source who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity.
Already the MFM forward has submitted his passport to the Russian Embassy for visa process to commence, a move which knocked him out of the Super Eagles camping exercise in France as he couldn’t attend visa interview with the French Embassy.
The scorer of 14 goals in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is expected to arrive Russia next week, where if all goes according to plan, a deal will be formally announced by the team.
Known for his pace and goal scoring abilities, FK Krasnodar sent a direct contract proposal to MFM FC, which was accepted by his manager who has long insisted that the forward won’t attend trials.
Already he turned down trial opportunities with Belgian side Gent and Russian top flight side FC Rostov, and was deep in talks with some North African teams before the offer from FK Krasnodar came.