Lagos - Al Hilal and Al Merreick are in a tussle to sign Moses Orkuma from Étoile Sportive du Sahel, News24 can exclusively reveal.
Officials of the two top clubs from Sudan have held discussions with Étoile over the potential sale of the Nigerian international.
The 20-year-old is one of Etoile's most important players despite the injury he sustained in 2014, but the Tunisians are struggling to keep him at the club next season as stellar elite clubs make enquiries about his availability.
The ex-Flying Eagles defensive midfielder has been linked with a club in France but insiders have informed News24 that the Sudanese rivals are the most serious contenders for his signature.
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The discussion is believed to have reached an advanced stage with Étoile likely to decide on one of the two teams.
The ex-Lobi Stars enforcer is valued at 0.6 million Euros.
Orkuma shot to prominence in 2012 as he competed with some of the best youth players in the Nigeria U20 squad before sealing a permanent role.
The enforcer still under contract through to 2018 but could be sold to boost the coffers of the club who are seeking to make a foray into the transfer market.
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