Turkish club, Trabzonspor and German Bundesliga outfit, FC Freiburg have joined the race to sign Nigerian international, Abdullahi Shehu from Cyprus-based Anorthosis Famagusta, AOIFootball.com reported.
Earlier this week, championship side, Birmingham City enquired about the availability of the Nigerian, but it now appears they will now face serious competition from both clubs, who are also keen to add the impressive Nigerian to bolster their squad in the winter market.
Trabzonspor was trying to use fellow Nigerian, Ogenyi Onazi to lure Abdullahi to Turkey, with the club willing to double the defender’s wages should he decide to dump Anorthosis during the January window.
However it was understood that Abdullahi was not keen to rush about any move because the player did not want to jeopardise his chances of making Nigeria’s World Cup list and will sit down with his agent before deciding on any move.
Shehu Abdullahi has less than six months left on his contract with his team, with the club keen on cashing in on the Nigerian during the winter window to avoid losing him for free next summer.