Wednesday Jan 20, 2016. 17:20
Tunisian club Esperance may have failed in their bid to snap up CHAN Eagles midfielder Paul Onobi after what they propose to pay as transfer fee fell far short of the valuation of the player by his club Sunshine Stars.
Esperance recently penciled down the Sunshine Stars midfielder who famously benched Chelsea star Mikel Obi in a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Swaziland and even mandated a Nigerian agent to facilitate the deal.
However, the Tunis club were only prepared to spend about $250,000 for the player.
“You do not pay such amount for someone who is already establishing himself in the Nigeria national team,” said a source.
“It’s far short of the club’s valuation of the player, so there is no meeting ground.”