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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
The January transfer window is heating up
nicely, and as part of our ongoing focus on potential African movers in
January, we focus on 10 African youngsters who could still move this
month – either on a permanent basis or in a loan deal.
Victor Osimhen: The 2015 Fifa Under-17 World
Cup top scorer has been linked with several top clubs in Europe since he
scored 10 goals in that competition. He was initially reported to have
agreed terms with Tottenham Hotspur, then Arsenal, and later Wolfsburg.
The teenage wonderkid appeared to confirm to Sportmasta after the recent
Caf-Glo awards that he had settled on the German club
Thomas Teye Partey (Atletico Madrid): The
22-year-old Ghanaian is highly rated at the Vincente Calderon, but has
featured sparingly for Atletico this season, so could seek a move
elsewhere to gain regular playing time. He is already being tipped as a
possible replacement for Victor Wanyama at Southampton, and Los
Rojiblancos have also reportedly rejected a £6.5m bid from Watford. That
notwithstanding, he could yet be on the move.
Mohammed Elneny (Basel): The 23-year old
Egyptian has reportedly agreed terms with Arsenal. Joining the Gunners
will be a massive move for the youngster. He will be expected to fill
the void left by the injured Francis Coquelin. On Monday, Arsene Wenger
spoke in connection with the move, saying: “I expect movement and we are
positive that this week it can happen.” Only work permit issues
currently stand in his way.
Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur): Another
youngster who could be making a loan move. He's regarded highly at White
Hart Lane, but may need to make a brief move away to earn some valuable
first-team football. Tottenham may feel he needs to play more regularly
to build his confidence and a move away seems the easiest option.
Keita Balde (SS Lazio): The 20-year-old was
linked with Liverpool last summer after Lazio made him available. Even
though he has gone on to feature prominently for the Italian club so far
this season, he could still be on the move this January, especially if a
good bid comes in for him.
Michael Olunga (Gor Mahia): This month may be
when this promising striker finally moves to a club in Europe. The
21-year-old is highly regarded and has been watched by scouts from clubs
in Europe. He was previously linked with South African sides Ajax Cape
Town and Bidvest Wits, but it looks like his heart is set on a move to
Europe and there is interest from Sweden
Kelechi Nwakali: He was voted the MVP of the
last Under-17 World Cup and is being courted by Manchester City and
Arsenal. He is yet to sign for any of the clubs, but with the January
transfer window still very much open, it may be the time he finally
makes the big move.
Rivaldo Coetzee (Ajax Cape Town): The
brilliant young defender has been repeatedly watched by scouts from
European clubs and could also be on the move this month. He’s already an
established international at just 19! While he is said to be
comfortable at Ajax Cape Town, it is believed he will soon be joining
Ajax Amsterdam and it could be as soon as this January.
Joel Matip (Schalke 04): His contract is up
next summer and he has been strongly linked with Liverpool. The Reds
have an injury crisis in defence, and could make an offer for the
Cameroon international. He is, however, reported to want to stay until
the summer, but Schalke may choose to cash in this January.