CHAN Eagles Defender Stephen Eze Set For Shock Move To French Ligue 1 Side Lyon After Dazzling Display At WAFU Cup

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French Ligue giants Olympique Lyon have had preliminary talks with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side FC Ifeanyi Ubah over the services of their giant centre back Stephen Eze, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.

Eze has been on the radar of the club in the last six months after a scout of the French side intimated the club about his qualities, and the club had him scouted in Cotonou when he played for the Nigerian B team in the CHAN Qualifiers tie against Benin Republic.

The club continued their scouting of the defender who stands at an impressive height of over six feet tall at the ongoing WAFU tournament where he has emerged as one of the star of the Nigerian team , who are yet to concede a goal at the tournament .

Yesterday Eze was at his best again in the 2-0 win over Ghana which sealed their progress to the semi-final. The game was the third game in a row where he has impressed the scouts of Lyon.

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Talks were believed to still be at preliminary stages , but he could have trial with Lyon in December ahead of the opening of the transfer window in January next year according to sources close to the player and his team FC Ifeanyi Ubah FC.

Daniel Martins