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Top 10 2015/2016 Nigerian Transfers In Europe

The European transfer season is in full swing and there is still a whole month before the window closes. How many transfers have involved Nigerian players since the window officially opened on 1 July?
Completesportsnigeria.com’s JOHNNY EDWARD highlights the top 10 completed transfer deals involving Nigerian players this summer…

EMMANUEL EMENIKE

Fenerbache to Al Ain

Following a dismal performance for Fenerbache last season, Emenike has moved on loan to Qatari side Al Ain to resusitate his career.

The Nigerian forward scored four goals in 27 games last term, a far cry of the 12 goals he bagged in 28 games when the Yellow Canaries won the title in 2013.

KENNETH OMERUO

Chelsea to Kasimpasa

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo will be playing on loan for a fourth consecutive season away from Chelsea after failing to impress Jose Mourinho.

The 22-year-old defender has featured for ADO Den Haag in Holland, twice at Championship side Middlesbrough and will now play for Turkish side Kasimpasa.

Omeruo who joined the EPL giants after impressing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia in 2011 is yet to feature for the Blues in a competitive game.

ANTHONY UJAH

Cologne to Werder Bremen

The forward Anthony Ujah angered Cologne fans a by nnouncing his exit from the club when they were not safe in the Bundesliga.

Ujah bagged ten goals in the Bundesliga last term and has already hit the ground running for his new side Werder Bremen, scoring seven goals in five pre-season games.

JOEL OBI

Inter Milan to Torino

After failing to nail a regular place in the Inter Milan squad due to injuries and inconsistency on the pitch, Joel finally called time on his Nerrazuri career to join Torino in a deal worth €2.4m this summer.

He is expected to rediscover his form and play regularly for Giampaolo Ventura’s side this season in Serie A.

He has made two appearances for the Bulls in pre-season.

LEON BALOGUN

Darmstardt to Mainz

Leon Balogun is one of the two Nigerian players that will be featuring in the Bundesliga this season, barring any new move.

He joined Bundesliga side Mainz on a free transfer after Darmstardt failed to meet his wage demands.

Balogun was a standout performer for his former club who gained promotion to the elite division from the Bundesliga 2. Hh scored four goals in 23 games last term.

SYLVESTER IGBOUN

FC Midtjylland to FK Ufa

Former FC Ebeidei star Sylvester Igboun joined Russian side FC Ufa, ending his nine-year stint with FC Midtjylland.

Igboun helped FC Midtjylland to the Danish title last season, bagging eight goals to earn himself a move to the Russian League newcomers on a four-year deal.

He scored a total of 41 goals in 147 games over six seasons for FC Midtjylland.

LUKMAN HARUNA

Dynamo Kiev to Anzhi

Lukman Haruna will be hoping to rediscover the form that saw him break into the Super Eagles World Cup squad in 2010, when he features for his new Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala this season.

Haruna has been a bit-part player at Dynamo Kiev for the past two seasons and was on loan at Horvela toward the end of last season in the Ukrainian league.

Haruna who is in his final year contract with Dynamo Kiev is on a six-month loan at the club.

NNAMDI ODUAMADI

AC Milan to Sanliurfaspor

AC Milan player Nnamdi Oduamadi joined Turkish second division side Sanliurfaspor on a season-loan deal.

Oduamadi, who played the last four seasons in the Serie B, is one of the three Nigerian players that moved to Turkey.

IMOH EZEKIEL

Al Arabi to Anderlecht

One cap Super Eagles is back in Europe again on loan one year after he signed a £10.8m deal with Qatari side Al Arabi.

Ezekiel who starred for Standard Liege on a six months loan last season has decided to pitch tent with the Europa League campaigners Anderlecht for the rest of the season.

Ezekiel who made his debut last Wednesday scored six times in 13 games for Standard during his loan spell.

SUNDAY MBA

CA Bastia to Yeni Malatyaspor

Sunday Mba dumped French third tier side CA Bastia to join newly promoted second division side Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey.

The 26-year-old whose career stalled following his move to France is expected to use this move as a springboard back to reckoning.

Mba scored the winning goal for Nigeria in the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

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