Chikatara (middle) at Wydad Casablanca presentation
Saturday Jun 18, 2016. 08:54
AfricanFootball.com understands that Abia Warriors striker Chisom Chikatara is closing in on a move to France after a much-celebrated transfer to top Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca crashed.
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The player himself has turned down a chance to join Egyptian giants Ahly as well as several clubs in Turkey.
The CHAN 2014 star, along with club boss Emeka Inyama, was in Abuja this week and it is believed it is in connection with his switch to France.
“It looks very likely Chikatara will finally move to France,” a top source informed AfricanFootball.com
“The deal has reached an advanced stage, but at this point in time, I cannot reveal the name of the club.”
Wydad swooped in for Chikatara after he fired four goals, which included a hat-trick against Niger, at the CHAN in Rwanda.
They among other things promised to pay $500,000 for his transfer, but eventually they failed to come up with the cash for Abia Warriors boss Inyama to announce to AfricanFootball.com that the deal was off.