Nantes bids N3.1b for Super Eagles left-back Onyemaechi before deadline

Posted : 30 January 2024

French Ligue 1 side Nantes has firmly expressed its desire to secure the services of Super Eagles left-back Bruno Onyemaechi before the closure of the January transfer window. 

Reports from Portuguese sports daily O Jogo reveal that Nantes has submitted a substantial offer of €3.2 million, equivalent to approximately N3.1 billion in Nigerian currency, to Boavista for the acquisition of the talented Nigerian international. 

This move by Nantes aims to fill the void left by the departure of Quentin Merlin, who was sold to Marseille.

The decision regarding the future of the 24-year-old fullback lies in the hands of Boavista's President, Vítor Murta, who will ultimately determine whether to accept Nantes' bid. 

While there is interest from unnamed Turkish teams in securing Onyemaechi's services, it is Nantes that has presented a tangible and concrete offer.

It's worth noting that this is not the first time Onyemaechi has attracted interest from prominent clubs. 

Last summer, there were reports linking him with a move to Porto, but negotiations between the Portuguese giants and Boavista failed to materialize into a deal.

In the current Liga Portugal season, Onyemaechi has been a regular starter, featuring in thirteen matches and contributing with one assist. 

Despite being away on international duty with Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, where he has yet to make an appearance, the talented left-back remains a sought-after target in the transfer market. 

The outcome of Nantes' bid and Onyemaechi's potential move will unfold as the transfer window deadline approaches.


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