Samuel Kalu: Nigerian forward moves to Girondis Bordeaux

Samuel Kalu makes a big move to the French Ligue 1 from the Belgium first division.

Nigerian forward Samuel Kalu has joined French Ligue 1outfit, Girondis Bordeaux from Belgian top flight side KAA Gent.

The 20-year-old was unveiled a Bordeaux player on Monday, August 6 in a deal reportedly worth €8m.

In a statement on their official Twitter account, Bordeaux revealed that the Nigerian has signed for a duration of five-years and will wear the number 10 jersey.

The message reads, “#Mercato    It’s done! Samuel #Kalu is Girondins! The striker      has committed for 5 years with the club from @KAAGent!"

Samuel Kalu previously joined KAA Gent from Slovakian side AS Trencin in 2016.

Since his move to the Belgium first division he has contributed a eight goal in a total of 32 apperances.

The Nigerian youngster who is highly rated in Belgium is seen a a direct a replacement for Brazilian forward Malcom who move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

He is yet to make an appearance for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and will be hopeful of a call up by Gernot Rohr for the next qualifiers against Seychelles in September.

Source: Pluse ng

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