Saturday, 20 April 2013

Arsenal want Sunday Mba

Arsenal, have made official contact with Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Warri Wolves for Sunday Mba.Mba, 23, has been linked with several clubs in Europe in the wake of his superb performance at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, where his goal helped Nigeria win a third African title."I've been contacted by people from Arsenal that they want to see Sunday Mba," claimed Warri Wolves chairman, Pinnick Amaju on Saturday.Pinnick made it clear that Wolves have put an asking fee of $1 million (around N156 million) on Mba, adding that the club are in the transfer business to make financial gains after investing heavily on the Nigerian striker.The Warri Wolves' chief also lifted the lid that an undisclosed club in the Norwegian top flight have signified interest to pay $600,000 (around N94 million) for the services of Mba."A club from Norway have said to us that they are ready to sign Mba immediately after medicals for $600,000," said Pinnick.
Pinnick, who is also Delta State Football Association chairman, made it clear that if Mba insists on moving to Rangers then both clubs will sit and iron out an agreement.

"If the player wants to play for Rangers then we will sit with them and discuss. We know Rangers don't have the financial capacity to pay $1 million for Mba at the moment. So we will sit and discuss and include sell-on clauses since we own him," said Pinnick.

Mba has been a subject of a transfer tussle between Enugu Rangers and Warri Wolves since his eye-catching outing at the Afcon.

Arsenal were recently linked with another Nigerian player, Godfrey Oboabona but his club, Sunshine Stars baulked at the offer of a trials for their defender.

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