Super Eagles forward to replace Anthony Nwakaeme on Fernabahçe's watchlist
Czech Republic based Super Eagles forward, Peter Olayinka is set to replace Anthony Nwakaeme on Fernabahçe's watchlist following reports that the Turkish giants may dump the 33-year old Nwakaeme for the Slavia Prague striker.
The Slavia Prague striker is in the last year of his contract and could depart the club at the end of the season having moved to Czech Republic three seasons ago.
Olayinka's impressive performances for Slavia has seen him register 43 goals and 23 assists in 169 appearances for the seven-time domestic champions, with three league titles to his name.
According to Turkish publication, Sporgundemi, former Turkish champions Fenerbahce are keen on signing Olayinka after failing to secure his services in the last transfer window.
Olayinka's possible arrival at Fernabahçe would put an end to Anthony Nwakaeme's hope of joining The Yellow Canaries despite been monitored by Fernabahçe for years.
“The successful football player (Olayinka), whom İsmail Kartal wanted to transfer during his time as the coach of Fenerbahçe, entered the agenda of the Yellow-Navy Blue people again,” the website wrote.
“İsmail Kartal submitted a report to the management for the player, whom he called “a complete team player,” and asked for his transfer.
“Unlucky for İsmail Kartal, Olayinka once again entered Fenerbahçe’s agenda. One of the alternative names of the Yellow-Navy Blues who wanted to transfer to the attack zone after Pedro’s injury was the 27-year-old football player.”
Fenerbahce currently sit at the top of the Turkish Super Lig, with 29 points after 13 games and the signing of Olayinka could prove to be a great addition to the Yellow Canaries.