Fenerbahce may dump Nwakaeme for Olayinka

Turkish-side, Fenerbahce, having monitored Nigerian forward, Anthony Nwakaeme for a while, are considering settling for another Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka.

The former Turkish champions are keen to add more firepower to their attack, although they have monitored the former Super Eagles striker since his days at Trabzonspor, they may be settling for 27-year-old Olayinka.

The Slavia Prague striker is in the final months of his contract and could depart the club at the end of the season.

In 169 appearances for Slavia since moving to the Czech Republic three seasons ago, Olayinka has registered 43 goals and 23 assists.

The 27-year-old attacker has led Slavia to three league titles and has been a consistent performer for the club.

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.

“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.”

A signing like Olayinka could be a great addition to Fenerbahce, who are currently top of the Turkish Super Lig with 29 points after 13 games.

If the striker's deal is consummated, he will join Bright Osayi-Samuel at the club.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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