Tuesday May 17, 2016. 09:19
Aaron Samuel will bag a three-year contract with Russian champions-in-waiting CSKA Moscow after his knee surgery, a close source to the Nigeria striker specially told AfricanFootball.com
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Samuel, 21, signed with CSKA on loan from Chinese club Guangzhou R&F in February with an option to make the move permanent, subject to performances.
He scored three goals in 10 games - with most of his appearances coming off the bench - before suffering a miniscule injury recently.
And AfricanFootball.com has been told CSKA will activate the clause to keep him, but will also need the player's consent as well.
"A permanent deal with CSKA Moscow is done, and it should be concluded after his surgery," the source told AfricanFootball.com
"The club like him and they will keep him all things being equal. He just needs to have a successful surgery."
Samuel is scheduled to have a surgery in Germany and he has been ruled out of Nigeria's friendlies with Mali and Luxembourg.
By Chris Oguguo