Benfica, Stuttgart , FC Porto Among Four Clubs Jostling To Sign Joel Obi From Torino


Deemed surplus to requirements at Italian Serie A side Torino, It appears Joel Obi ‎won’t have to wait for too long before he finds a new home with as many as four clubs queuing up for his services, reports.


The 27 year old is not in the future plans of coach Walter Mazzari at Torino, hence the club will be open to allowing him leave in the summer if an offer which match their valuation is lodged by interested teams.

Portuguese league duo of FC Porto and Benfica, German Bundesliga outfits Stuttgart ‎and Mainz 05 are all in for the Nigerian midfielder, who is in the squad for the Super Eagles for the World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Last season Obi scored five goals from 22 Serie A games, his best return in a Serie A season since his breakthrough at Inter-Milan in 2010 as an 18 year old from the youth set up.

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A decision on his future will however be delayed until after the World Cup as he is keen on pushing for a starting spot for Nigeria in Russia, where they begin their campaign on Saturday against Croatia.

Daniel Martins