Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor have agreed a loan deal with Portuguese side FC Porto for their 24 year old Nigerian midfielder Mikel Agu, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
The hard working defensive midfielder will spend a season on loan with the Turkish side, with Porto giving them the option to buy him permanently next summer for a fee in excess of €5m.
Mikel will arrive Turkey before his presentation on Monday by the team that once had Taiye Taiwo on their books, and presently have William Troost-Ekong and little known Nigerian player Sean Okoli with their first team.
Last season Mikel’s fine performances for Victoria Setubal where he spent the season on loan earned him a fresh deal with the Portuguese side, but he failed to convince new coach Sergio de Conceiacao during pre season games.
The one cap senior international of Nigeria sat out the last two test games of the Portuguese giants, with the coach leaving him out after talks started over his transfer from the team.