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Turkish, Belgian clubs battle for Eagles’ star Echiejile

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Super Eagles left back, Elderson Echiejile takes on two Tanzanian attackers during a 2017 Nations Cup qualifier. The Sivasspor of Turkey star is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out of Nigeria’s forthcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina. PHOTO: AFP.

As Monaco and Super Eagles Veteran left-back, Elderson Echiejile is on the radar of top clubs from the Turkish Super Lig and the Belgian Jupiler league, where he spent six months last season playing for Cercle Brugge.
 
The 30-year-old defender returned to French club, AS Monaco after a successful loan spell at Belgian side Cercle Brugge, helping the team win the Championship and gaining promotion into the Jupiler division.
 
A close ally to Elderson revealed to brila.net that the former Sporting Gijon and Braga defender ‎is in between a tight transfer battle with as many as four clubs queuing up for his services from Turkey and Belgium.

However, the source also confirmed that the Super Eagles player is ready to see out his contract at Monaco under Manager Leonardo Jardim if the prospective move fails to materialize.

“Elderson is still a Monaco player and he is ready to feature for the former Ligue one Champions this season”.

“Some top Turkish and Belgian Clubs have been in touch with his agents and talks are underway, but if nothing happens before Saturday, Elderson will remain with Monaco,” the top source confirmed to brila.net.
 
The undisclosed Turkish League clubs and Belgian outfits are all in tight race for the Nigerian defender as the European Summer transfer window is running to an end.

The left-full back was in the squad for the Super Eagles for the summer’s World Cup 2018 at Russia.
 
Having tested football in Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium and Turkey, It is obvious that Elderson is one of the most experienced and widely traveled-Super Eagles players since starting his Football career at Bendel Insurance.


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