Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi has sensationally revealed to Owngoalnigeria.com that Latvian side Ventspils made him to scamper for his life following their attempt to make him sign a contract extension at gun point.
The scorer of 13 league goals in 16 games in the league also has seven goals in just four games in the Europa League and after Ventspils succeeded in paying off his Nigerian Academy, who were initially due a percentage from his sale, they now want to extend his contract and also increase his buy out clause according to his intermediary.
Reacting to the press release from the club, where they alleged him of absconding due to interest in his services, thanks to his exploits in the Europa League, the representative of the 19 year old said the club are aware of his whereabouts.
” Adeleke joined Ventspils a year ago on a deal which carries a buy out clause of €300,00 even though he was on a meagre salary. Now with his performance in the Europa League, clubs have met the clause but Ventspils refused to sell.
” The present president of the team wasn’t in charge when Adeleke was signed. He took over and he is using his might to sell him at a higher price to teams in Russia as he is Russian, but in their bid to increase his buy out clause they want him to sign a new deal.
” Imagine they put a gun to his head and asked him to sign else he will be killed. He however assured them he will sign the next day before we decided it’s best for him to leave the country.
” Ventspils are aware of his whereabouts and he even spoke with the club president thrice yesterday. He however want assurances about his safety before returning back to Latvia”, his intermediary told Owngoalnigeria.com in an exclusive telephone conversation.
Tipped to be called up to the senior national team of Nigeria for their AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie against Seychelles after impressing coach Gernot Rohr with his goal and performance against Bordeaux, the forward has secured the services of a Spanish lawyer to break him free from the grip of Ventspils.