Croatian side HNK Rijeka have vetoed the proposed loan move of Nigerian forward Theophilus Solomon to Belgium side Gent, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Solomon was due to arrive in Belgium on Friday after getting his visa but he was informed by his agent same day about Rijeka decision to pull out of the deal due to difference in valuation of the fee for his loan.
Solomon was voted among the best player in the league last season after distinguishing himself for modest league side Istra where he spent last season on loan from Rijeka.
Gent made the forward turn down a move to fellow Belgium side Lokeren but despite agreeing a one year loan deal with Rijeka, both teams failed to reach a compromise on a fee for his loan plus his future transfer.
” The deal is not happening anymore. Rijeka have pulled the plug on the move. They want him to play for them but that won’t happen, because he has told them he want to leave Croatia “, Kaduna based journalist Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman said.
” Gent failed to meet up with the demands of Rijeka, although you can’t fault them because they already have a deal in place before the increase in fee by Rijeka. For now he is yet to decide on his next move.
” There are offers on ground for him from Europe and a top and very rich team in Africa but nothing has been decided yet, and any potential move will depend on Rijeka because he still has a contract with them”, Mowiz said during his live programme on Liberty Radio 91.7fm.