By Johnny Edward:
Isreali side, Hapoel Beer Sheva, have placed £1.5m price tag on the Nigerian midfielder John Ogu to ward off interest from Maccabi Haifa who have made inquiries about his availability.
But the Nigerian international told Completesportsnigeria.com that he is prepared to stay at the club because the people at the club loves and appreciates him.
Ogu who has been one of Hapoel Beer Sheva’s outstanding players this season, will ask for an 100% increase on current salary to remain at the club.
The 27 year old midfielder who signed a one year deal with an option of three year last summer could not save his side from losing 3-1 to second placed Ironi Kiryat Shmona on Sunday, but believes their Europa League finish was the only soothing relief of the out-going season following their Cup loss to treble winners Maccabi Tel Aviv.
“It still hurt but it was a big lesson to come back much stronger next season, but I want to stay here because I’m loved here and they appreciate me well. Discussions are on-going and believe we will reach a good conclusion,” Ogu told Completesportsnigeria.com.
On his invitation for next month’s 2017 AFCON qualifiers against Chad and Tanzania, the box-to box midfielder added that he was delighted and will fight to remain a regular in the squad.
“I’m happy and I will be in camp early enough to give my best,” he concluded