A source close to Super Eagles forward Oghenekaro Etebo has confirmed to Owngoalnigeria.com reports about French side Lille showing interest in the CD Feirense forward.
Lille first sighted the forward at close quarters in the first friendly game Nigeria played in France against Corsica, where ironically scouts from the team came on a mission to watch another player who played for Corsica.
Etebo’s overall performance caught their attention, and the club will now run further checks on the 22 year old when Nigeria take on Togo in their second friendly game on the 1st of June.
The source also revealed reports of a bid from Lyon for the forward who is rated above £10m are way of the mark as the club recently agreed a big money transfer for former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez popularly referred to as Chicharito.
” Lille for now are the only team in France showing interest in Etebo. They saw him from the game against Corsica, and they will likely lodge a bid for him after the game against Togo”, he told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” Lyon have not contacted anybody over Etebo yet, and i’m not aware of their interest in him. The only news is about the impending arrival of Chicharito from Bayern Leverkusen “.