Belgium top division side Lokeren are still the front runners to sign Nigerian forward Theophilus Solomon despite a late push by Dutch side Roda JC.
The Technical Director of Lokeren met with Theophilus Solomon who is on loan to NK Istra from league leaders Rijeka, and they had fruitful discussion in Croatia regarding a move in the summer.
However last week Roda JC Kerkrade joined the hunt for the forward who has 7 goals this season, and reports has it that a scout from the team watched Solomon in action against Hajduk Split yesterday.
Despite the interest from the Dutch side, who are obviously going to be him more than what he might possibly earn at Lokeren, Lokeren are still in the driving seat to sign him.
Lokeren’s Technical Director shares close ties with Solomon, and their relationship could see him lure the forward who appears to be finally delivering on the promises that made him a target of Italian giants Juventus when he was 17.