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How Nigerians fared in the January transfer Window

The following deals were or were not sealed on transfer deadline day.


The Super Eagles skipper’s proposed move to English Premier League table-toppers Leicester City, collapsed.

The Foxes made at least four bids for the signature of the CSKA Moscow striker in the now shut January transfer window but the Russian club were unhappy with Leicester’s valuation of one of their most important players, expecting his $32.5m buyout clause to be met.

CSKA Moscow rejected Leicester City’s bid of $26.5m with Southampton and Manchester United not ramping up their interest with suitable bids. The 23-year-old  is tied to CSKA Moscow until the summer of 2019, having extended his contract last summer but has indicated his interest in playing in the EPL.



Stoke City ejected an attempt by Marseille to sign Osaze Odemwingie until the end of the season. Osaze was reported to be flying out to the south of France But boss Mark Hughes has put the break on any move – just 48 hours after including Odemwingie in his starting line-up at Crystal Palace. he is out of contract at the end of the season.



Spanish La Liga club Malaga signed Ikechukwu Uche on a five-month loan deal from Tigres UANL in Mexico. Uche, 32, moved to Tigres UANL from Villarreal last summer but has not featured for the Mexican club in the Liga MX as a result of injury. Malaga are currently 10th and seven points behind Athletic Club who occupy the last Europa League spot.


And on the local scene,


Abia Warriors disclosed that CHAN 2016 sensation, Chisom Chikatara will join his new club, Wydad Casablanca next week. WAC local rivals Raja Casablanca, Egypt’s Zamalek as well as SuperSport United from South Africa were among the clubs who lined up to sign the 21-year-old striker. Chikatara scored 13 goals last season and he fired four goals at the CHAN in Rwanda.

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