—Sporting Lisbon Also Interested In New Eagle
By Johnny Edward:
Estoril midfielder Anderson Esiti is 95 percent close to joining French giants Monaco, completesportsnigeria.com has exclusively gathered.
Esiti, who has been called up for the Super Eagles AFCON qualifier against Chad next month, has also attracted interest from Sporting Lisbon according to his representative Paul Onamomo.
"Monaco have inquired about Anderson and he is 95% close to joining them," Onamomo said of Esiti whose contract with Portuguese side Estoril runs out in 2019.
When asked about his imminent departure Esiti admitted that it will be a dream come true for him but until the deal is completed he remains a player of Estoril.
"I have been linked with great teams but I'll leave my agent to deal with that," he told completesportsnigeria.com. "He knows what's best for my development."
The 21-year-old Esiti played 17 times for Esiti last season, who finished 12th on the log in his debut season in the Primeira Liga.
He previously featured for Leixões in the Portuguese second division where he played 36 games.