German Bundesliga side FC Cologne won’t be signing red hot Nigerian forward Friday Fred of Lillestroem of Norway according to one of the club chief.

Fred was reportedly a subject of inquiry from the Bundesliga side but according to the Sporting Director of the team Jorg Schmadtke they won’t be following up their interest in the forward.


“We initially have him on our list of target but we won’t be following up our interest in him, he is off our radar for now” He told Kicker.

Following Cologne’s withdrawal, Dutch side AZ Alkmaar are now the clear favourite to sign the 21 year old who has so far found the back of the net 8 times from the first 12 games of the season in Norway.

Last season he found the back of the net 8 times for Lillestroem and since moving to Norway in 2013 he has had a steady rise in his goals tally from one season to another and he is perfectly poised this time around to better his tally from last season.

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*Daniel Martins