Cyprus league leaders Anorthosis Famagusta have placed a hefty price tag on their Nigerian midfielder cum defender Shehu Abdullahi to fend off teams interested in snapping him up in January.
Abdullahi was voted Man of the Match in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia, and also made the CAF BEST XI players for the fifth round of World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, a feat that has caught the attention of clubs in Europe..
Abdullahi moved to the club two summers ago from relegated Portuguese side Uniao de Madeira, and since moving to the team he has been ever present for them in their domestic and continental games.
A price tag in excess of €10m has been placed on the 24 year old who was a part of the Nigeria Olympic team that won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic , and can play as a full back or defensive midfielder.
According to Owngoalnigeria.com transfer expert Daniel Martins the fee was placed on the Super Eagles rave of the moment to fend clubs from snapping him up in January, but it could be lowered in the summer.
“His asking price plus add-ons is in excess of €10m, the fee went up after his steady rise at the club especially his performances for Nigeria. To many it’s like a trap to keep him till the summer, when the club will be open to business because he will have just one year left on his deal”, Martins said.
” He is very vital to their title aspirations, so they are doing all in their power to keep him at the club at least till next summer. Hopefully he will move to a big club after the World Cup”.